COVID-19 is Coronavirus disease- 2019 or Novel corona virus-2019 which is a highly infectious disease caused due to new type of coronavirus called Serious acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS COV-2). In Latin Corona stands for "crown" and is hence named so because of the crown-like structure of the virus1.
The first case of covid-19 was reported in Wuhan of china in December 2019 as a group of pneumonia-like cases were seen all over the city. Some studies reported that the virus spread from the live animal market in Wuhan1.
Coronavirus belongs to a family called coronaviridae and causes disease in mammals and birds and that's why it is evident to be spread from bats in china2.
There are currently 127 million cases with 72.2 million recovered cases and 2.79 million cases that died around the globe3.
Currently, there are 12 million coronavirus cases reported with 11.4 million recovered cases and 162000 died of the disease in India4.