Coronavirus Symptoms: Early signs, symptoms for COVID-19

Coronavirus symptoms are wide and varied. With over 100 million cases worldwide, scientists and doctors have identified common and not so common symptoms associated with COVID-19. Check out the early signs of coronavirus infection and other symptoms associated with the disease.

World Health Organization or WHO has also shared a list of serious symptoms of COVID-19 that warrant immediate medical attention.

Most Common Coronavirus Symptoms

Fever, dry cough and fatigue are the most common symptoms of COVID-19. Most of the symptomatic patients have expressed moderate to high fever in the beginning.

  • Dry Cough
  • Fever
  • Fatigue


Less common symptoms of COVID-19

While many would suffer from the above symptoms, there are other lesser common symptoms of coronavirus or COVID-19. These include

  • Body Aches
  • Diarrhoea
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Headache
  • Loss of Taste or smell
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.
  • Chest pain or pressure

Apart from these, some patients might suggest from loss of speech and movement. In case of shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chest pain or pressure in the area or loss of speech or movement, contact your nearest coronavirus center/ hospital or doctor immediately.

The nature of the disease mandated caution and care when reporting. If you suffer from any of the symptoms, get a test at the earliest and self-isolate. What is important to remember is that coronavirus takes 5 to 6 days to manifest symptoms. Sometimes, a person may take about 14 days as well.

After a dip in the cases, India has been witnessing a spike of cases in many states. The number of cases in Maharashtra and Kerala continue to rapidly increase. The country reported 17,407 new cases as on March 4, 2021. People should continue to wear mask and follow guidelines. People who are vaccinated are also required to follow the precautions when in public place.

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