That's just plain wrong. The virus has its name. You could say the virus that causes COVID-19 is called SARS-CoV-2,

— ɪᴀɴ ᴍ. ᴍᴀᴄᴋᴀʏ, ᴘʜᴅ 🦠🤧🧬🥼🦟🧻🧙‍♂️ (@MackayIM) February 20, 2020