Symptoms and Testing
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
Read about COVID-19 Symptoms from CDC.gov.
Should I be tested for COVID-19?
Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. For information about testing, see Testing for COVID-19.
Where can I get tested for COVID-19?
The process and locations for testing vary from place to place. Contact your state, local, tribal, or territorial department for more information, or reach out to a medical provider. State and local public health departments have received tests from CDC while medical providers are getting tests developed by commercial manufacturers. While supplies of these tests are increasing, it may still be difficult to find someplace to get tested.
Can a person test negative and later test positive for COVID-19?
Using the CDC-developed diagnostic test, a negative result means that the virus that causes COVID-19 was not found in the person’s sample. In the early stages of infection, it is possible the virus will not be detected.
Van Leeuwen Law Firm hopes you find the information presented on this blog useful. This blog is for general information and raise awareness of (2019-nCoV) only. All the information is based on WHO, NHS and CDC websites. Information on this blog is meant for COVID-19 awareness. If you have any doubt please verify from respective sites.