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Symptoms of coronavirus

Covid-19 – What are the symptoms and how to track them?

As per WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION a pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease. COVID-19 was formally declared a pandemic on 11th March. 

The number of confirmed cases increasing constantly all over the world. Globally the number of cases are higher than 700,000!!  with new cases still increasing in most countries each day.   

Let’s take a look at what the symptoms are –

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning

Fever

A normal temperature is around 36-37°C, although it depends on a person’s age, what they were doing, time of day, and how they took the measurement. You probably have a fever if your temperature is measured at 38°C or over.

Cough

Most coughs are caused by viruses that inflame the throat, windpipe or lungs.

Shortness of breath, which may develop into pneumonia

Breathing problems are when you feel you can’t get enough air, your chest starts feeling very tight, you are breathless or you feel like you’re being suffocated.

Fatique

Fatigue is feeling exhausted all the time, even if you have rested properly. It is not a normal part of getting older – it is a symptom of something that is wrong. 

It could take up to 14 days for symptoms to appear after a person has been infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19). The period is also known as the ‘incubation period’. People at risk need to self-isolate in their homes for 14 days, even if they have no symptoms. It is also worth noting that a person can transmit coronavirus at least 24 hours before any symptoms appear. It’s still being investigated, but evidence suggests that a person can spread COVID-19 infection from about 1 day before they first develop symptoms, until up to 1 day after the symptoms stop.

Symptoms timeline in frame

Use Wanngi ‘s symptom tracker to record your Symptoms!!

 You can also add details like what time the symptom first occurred, how long it lasted, any questions you have for your doctor regarding the illness and any other notes you may want to add.

With Wanngi, you can see a timeline of your symptoms. The timeline might come in handy if you visit your GP.  Any referrals you receive can be saved in Wanngi.  Wanngi can also help you keep your referral safe, read more about that here.

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