Coronavirus Symptoms: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease symptoms caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing.
You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.
Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.
People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. More rarely, the disease can be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.
Covid-19 patient may experience:
- difficulty breathing (severe cases)
- HANDS: Wash them often
- ELBOW: Cough into it
- FACE: Do not touch your face, mouth it
- SPACE: Keep safe distance from people (1 meter or 3 feet)
- HOME: Stay at home if you can
Self Care Advice
If you have mild symptoms, stay at home until you have recovered. You can relieve your symptoms if you:
- Rest and sleep
- Keep warm
- Drink plenty of liquids
- Use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough
- Consult your doctor for possible medical check up
Coronavirus Medical Treatments
If you develop a fever, cough, and have difficulty breathing, promptly seek medical care. Call in advance and tell your health provider of any recent travel or recent contact with travelers.
This article is for informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice.
Source: World Health Organization