I still have to cut and paste to get this one right!

SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19.  Much like HIV may cause AIDS. The disease and the virus are not the same. 

A consortium of the World Health Organization named both. One objective was "“Separating the names of the virus and the disease sends a message that disease is only one of many possible outcomes of various virus infections in individuals, including infections by SARS-CoV-2".