The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that reported coronavirus illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for COVID-19 cases. After 2-14 days after exposure to the disease, the following symptoms may occur:
- Shortness of breath
If the following emergency warning signs for COVID-19 occur, the CDC suggests that people seek medical attention immediately:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
The WHO states that about 80% of people with COVID-19 recover without needing special treatment. They state that 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 become seriously ill. Older people and those with underlying medical conditions (high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes) are more likely to develop serious illness.