COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.
The second wave of coronavirus has spread rapidly in India. As many as 1.15 lakh new cases were registered on Tuesday. It is even higher than the peak of the first wave. The peak of the first wave was September 17, when about 97 thousand cases came up. In comparison, the second wave saw 1.03 lakh new cases on April 4 and now 1.15 lakh new cases on April 6. In addition, new symptoms are emerging as a new strain of coronavirus becomes active. Now abdominal pain, vomiting, joint pain, weakness, loss of appetite are also being considered as new symptoms of coronavirus.
Most common symptoms:
- dry cough
Less common symptoms:
- aches and pains
- sore throat
- loss of taste or smell
- a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes
- difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- chest pain or pressure
- loss of speech or movement
Seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility.
People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should manage their symptoms at home.
On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), different people are experiencing different symptoms. Most people are suffering from mild to moderate illness and are recovering without being hospitalized. These symptoms usually appear 5-6 days after a person becomes infected with the virus. However, in some cases these symptoms persist for up to 14 days.
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