What Are The Symptoms of Corona?

The symptoms of COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, can vary widely and range from mild to severe. Some people infected with the virus may remain asymptomatic (showing no symptoms) while others may develop symptoms. Common symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever or chills: A high body temperature is a common early symptom of COVID-19.
  • Cough: A persistent cough is a common symptom, often dry but can produce mucus in some cases.
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing: This can range from mild to severe and may be one of the more serious symptoms, especially if it worsens.
  • Fatigue: Feeling unusually tired or exhausted.
  • Muscle or body aches: Muscular pain and body aches are common with COVID-19.
  • Headache: Many people with COVID-19 report experiencing headaches.
  • New loss of taste or smell: A sudden loss of the sense of taste or smell is a distinctive symptom of COVID-19.
  • Sore throat: A sore throat can be an early symptom.
  • Congestion or runny nose: Some people with COVID-19 experience congestion or a runny nose.
  • Nausea or vomiting: Gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea or vomiting have been reported.
  • Diarrhea: Some individuals may have diarrhea as a symptom.

It’s important to note that symptoms can appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus, with the average time being around 5 days. Additionally, some individuals with COVID-19 may develop severe symptoms, including difficulty breathing, chest pain, confusion, bluish lips or face, which require immediate medical attention.

It’s also worth mentioning that COVID-19 can affect people differently. Some individuals may have a mild illness, while others, especially older adults and those with underlying health conditions, may develop severe or life-threatening complications. As such, if you or someone you know experiences symptoms of COVID-19 or has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus, it’s important to seek medical advice and follow local health guidelines, including testing and self-isolation.