COVID-19 stands for "coronavirus disease 2019". It is a respiratory virus that has the potential to cause severe illness and death. It was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. As of January 2021, there have been more than 85 million cases worldwide and more than 20 million cases in the United States.
For the most up-to-date information from UCLA Health, please visit our coronavirus site or call our patient hotline at 310-267-3300. Calls received outside normal business hours (Mon-Fri, 7 am-7 pm) will be returned the following business day.
Some other trusted resources: LA County Department of Public Health | CDC Coronavirus Information | WHO (World Health Organization) COVID-19 Report
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