The symptoms of COVID-19 range from mild to severe and can look different from person to person. If you have a serious medical condition like heart disease, asthma, or diabetes, you may be at higher risk of developing more severe symptoms and complications from the virus.
Here are some of the most common symptoms experienced with COVID-19:
The latest research suggests that most people who get the virus will have mild to moderate symptoms. Mild to moderate symptoms may include a low-grade fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, and gastrointestinal issues. These symptoms may also include a high fever, deep cough, chills, and body aches. A smaller percentage of people develop severe to critical symptoms. Severe symptoms of COVID-19 can include many of the mild to moderate symptoms and include shortness of breath, chest pain, difficulty staying awake, and confusion or disorientation.
Seek medical attention immediately if you experience difficulty breathing or develop a bluish tint to your lips or face, as this is a sign that you are not getting enough oxygen.
Each person’s body will respond differently to the virus due to a number of health factors, including your age, immune system, and any health conditions. Underlying health conditions like heart disease, lung disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or asthma can make a person more vulnerable to the virus. It is also important to note that some people may have the virus and not experience any symptoms at all.