Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
When to seek medical help
Pain or pressure in the chest
Inability to wake or stay awake
Bluish lips or face
Stats & Facts
The infectious period is now estimated to last for 7-12 days in moderate cases and up to two weeks on average in severe cases.
Hospitalization rates are higher for those aged 60 years and above, and for those with other underlying health conditions.
There is no known cure for the virus.
Coronaviruses are viruses that circulate among animals with some of them also known to infect humans.
Children make up a very small proportion of reported COVID-19 cases, with about 1% of all cases reported being under 10 years, and 4% aged 10-19 years.
Recently, loss of the sense of smell and taste have been reported as a symptom of a COVID-19 infection.
How To Prevent Becoming Infected
Stay home unless it is mandatory.
Wash hands and commonly used surfaces as often as possible.
Wear a face covering in public
Follow social distancing guidelines
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze in public.
Avoid touching your mouth and/or face.