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What is a novel coronavirus?
 Novel (meaning "new") coronavirus is a virus strain that has only spread in people since December 2019.  Health experts are concerned because little is known about this new virus and it has the potential to cause severe illness in some people.
 What are the symptoms?
 People who have been diagnosed with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have symptoms that may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus.  Symptoms may include:
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
Click HERE for the latest information on COVID-19 from the Middlesex County Office of Health Services.