Many have only mild symptoms, and some have no symptoms at all. About 80% of people with COVID-19 are able to recover without hospital care. When symptoms do occur, they can appear 2-14 days after being exposed to the virus and may include:

a. Fever or chills

b. Cough

c. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

d. Fatigue

e. Muscle or body aches

f. Headache

g. New loss of taste or smell

h. Sore throat

i. Congestion or runny nose

j. Nausea or vomiting

k. Diarrhea

In some cases, symptoms become severe and a person may require intensive care. If you notice any of the following signs or symptoms, seek emergency care immediately:

A. Difficulty breathing

B. Confusion

C. Inability to stay awake

D. Bluish lips or face

E. Persistent chest pressure or pain

This list does not cover all possible symptoms. Please discuss any other symptoms you may have with your healthcare provider. If you call 9-1-1 for emergency assistance, notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19. If you decide to go to an urgent care facility, call ahead to notify them that you are arriving with someone who has or may have COVID-19.

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