Symptoms of Coronavirus


Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions
 like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

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Self-Checker

A guide to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care.Self-Check

Watch for symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
Person perspiring and thermometer indicating person has a fever
person holding a cloth and coughing into the cloth
image depicting lungs with restricted air representing shortness of breath

When to Seek Medical Attention

If you develop any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • 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 to you.

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives.

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