COVID 19 Symptoms


Coronaviruses are a set of viruses that cause gastrointestinal and respiratory disorders. Respiratory disorders can range from the common cold to more severe illnesses. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognized Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) as a new form of coronavirus in early 2020, following a December 2019 outbreak in China. This outbreak quickly spread around the world. In February 2020, WHO named this novel coronavirus as the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 19). WHO has declared the COVID 19 a pandemic.

What are the common symptoms of COVID 19?

People suffering from COVID 19 typically present with a wide range of symptoms. Some of the COVID 19 patients are completely asymptomatic i.e., show no symptoms at all. Those who develop symptoms may experience mild to moderate, self-limiting illness with symptoms similar to the common cold. The most common manifestations of COVID 19 are: 

What are the less common symptoms of COVID 19?

Other symptoms that can affect some people but are less frequent include:

What are the severe symptoms of COVID 19?

COVID 19 patients who develop moderate to severe symptoms need hospitalization, most often due to pneumonia, but the disease may also include Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and septic shock.  The following are emergency warning situations of the disease that need urgent medical attention: