The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially named the disease caused by the 2019 novel Coronavirus: COVID-19. The virus previously known as 2019-nCoV has been named SARS Co-V-2 by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.