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What are the symptoms of COVID-19?


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:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • 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.

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