COVID-19 affects each person in different ways. Most people who become infected have symptoms of mild or moderate intensity, and recover without hospitalization.
The most common symptoms are the following:
Fever, cough, tiredness, loss of taste or smell.
Less common symptoms include the following: Sore throat, headache, aches and pains, diarrhea, rash, or loss of color of the fingers or toes and red or irritated eyes.
Serious symptoms include the following: Shortness of breath or dyspnea, loss of mobility or speech, or feeling confused and chest pain.
Seek medical attention right away if you have any of these severe symptoms. You should always call your doctor or health care facility before showing up at the location in question. It is recommended that people who suffer mild symptoms and have a good state of general health confine themselves at home. On average, people who become infected begin to develop symptoms within 5 to 6 days of becoming infected, but it can take up to 14.