LatestBy Onlymyhealth editorial teamJul 15, 2020

Novel coronavirus affects people in different ways. It has been observed that most infected people developed a mild illness and recovered without hospitalization. Most common symptoms are tiredness, dry cough, and fever. Severe symptoms are shortness of breath, chest pain, difficulty breathing, loss of movement or speech. Seek immediate medical attention if you have severe symptoms. Always call before visiting the health facility or your doctor. People with mild symptoms should manage their symptoms at home. On average, it takes five-six days from when someone is infected with the deadly virus for signs to show; however, it can take up to fourteen days.

Less common symptoms

  • aches and pains
  • sore throat
  • diarrhoea
  • conjunctivitis
  • headache
  • loss of taste or smell
  • a rash on the skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes
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