Acronym for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome COronaVirus 2, which causes the disease commonly known as Coronavirus. SARS-CoV-2 is the formal name of the virus strain previously known as 2019-nCoV.
The virus strain SARS-CoV-2, when transmitted to humans causes the disease named COVID-19
The virus is said to have originated in the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan
, where wild animals were also sold.