What Is COVID-19?

There probably isn’t a single person in the world who hasn’t heard of COVID-19. However, what is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is one of the hundreds of strains of coronavirus that exist. What makes it unique is that it has not been previously identified to be present in humans. The ’19’ in the name designated the year it was discovered, which is 2019. This coronavirus was first discovered in Wuhan, China, and quickly spread all over the world. Currently, there have been over 20 million cases, with approximately 750,000 deaths, and 13 million recoveries.


The large family of viruses under the coronavirus name all have similar symptoms. COVID-19 also has additional symptoms not usually found in other coronaviruses. The following are the most commonly-occurring COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Lost sense of taste
  • Lost sense of smell
  • Chills
  • Sore Throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle pain

Symptoms generally appear within 2-14 days after initial exposure to the virus. While protective equipment like face masks, hand sanitizers, and others can help protect you, the only sure way of getting total protection in a home or office setting is to make sure any potential virus is killed.

Protect Yourself and Others

COVID-19 has reached pandemic levels, which is why it is vital for you to protect yourself and others. Alliance Enviro-Tech can disinfect both residential and commercial spaces thoroughly. Our Path-Away® system can kill COVID-19 in under five minutes, giving you peace of mind to know your place is a healthier space. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.