Latest updates on COVID-19: July 16, 2020

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton with the latest news on the coronavirus.

In This Story: Covid-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

  • Live: UN chief hosts virtual meeting on SDG and COVID-19 recovery
  • COVID-19: Sturgeon warns hard but necessary decisions are likely
  • What would a year of distance learning mean for children in California?
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