7 Symptoms of the Corona-virus. See a Doctor if you have any

These are seven symptoms of the Corona virus. Self isolate and contact your doctor if you have any.


According to a report issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), some cases of Covid-19 have been asymptomatic, patients didn’t have any symptoms, but most of these people develop symptoms later.


A big concern is whether or not people with coronavirus but without symptoms can still spread the disease.

It has been generally advised that people should stay at home during this period to avoid getting infected.


A common symptom is a cough, affecting between 46 percent and 82 percent of patients in the hospital, according to the CDC.


The CDC believes that Covid-19 mostly spreads through respiratory droplets among people who are within about six feet. That makes it important that people with symptoms cough into a tissue or the crook of their arm, not their hands.

The cough are usually dry.

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Shortness of breath

Respiratory symptoms are one of the main features of Covid-19, with many patients developing pneumonia and some even requiring oxygen therapy or mechanical ventilation. Fatigue has also been a common symptom, with the World Health Organization (WHO) estimating this affects 38.1 percent of patients.

Aches and Pains

This is also called myalgia, muscle aches and pains affected 13.9 percent of patients investigated by WHO. According to the Cleveland Clinic, it’s a common symptom of viral infections like colds and the flu although, flu symptoms typically come on more suddenly.

Symptoms in mild cases of coronavirus infection (which is most cases) should subside on their own. The association suggests calling your doctor if symptoms feel worse than a cold.

No Runny nose

Only 4 percent of patients in one sample reported this symptom but its absence may be notable in itself.

According to Dr. Sosa, “Covid-19 tends to be lower respiratory symptoms more than upper respiratory nasal symptoms.”

Those who have fever, cough, problems breathing and fatigue without a runny nose or nausea may be candidates for Covid-19 testing.


Headaches have been reported in patients with Covid-19 affecting about the same proportion of people as a sore throat, and both were relatively rare according to WHO.

The instruction by Medical practitioners is that if you have a headache along with symptoms like a fever, cough, and shortness of breath and have travelled recently or been in one of the areas of the United States, Italy, China, and other high cases states with community transmission, call your doctor.


Not many people with Covid-19 have reported diarrhoea, according to WHO, only 3.7 percent. However, it is notable in that it’s one of the few non-respiratory symptoms attached to the current outbreak.

Stool samples did test positive for Covid-19, according to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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