The South Carolina Department of Administration (Admin) maintains access to the accelerateSC Dashboards on behalf of the state of South Carolina. Other than data captured as part of the CARES Act grants management process and associated call center statistics, Admin is not responsible for the content displayed on any dashboard herein. Etymology. The name "coronavirus" is derived from Latin corona, meaning "crown" or "wreath", itself a borrowing from Greek κορώνη korṓnē, "garland, wreath". The name was coined by June Almeida and David Tyrrell who first observed and studied human coronaviruses. The word was first used in print in 1968 by an informal group of virologists in the journal Nature to designate the new.