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Deborah Lynn Adderley RMT

Symptoms of COVID-19

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other respiratory illnesses including the flu and common cold. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 include:

Fever (see below)
Chills
Cough or worsening of chronic cough
Shortness of breath
Sore throat
Runny nose
Loss of sense of smell or taste
Headache
Fatigue
Diarrhea
Loss of appetite
Nausea and vomiting
Muscle aches

While less common, symptoms can also include:

Stuffy nose
Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
Dizziness, confusion
Abdominal pain
Skin rashes or discoloration of fingers or toes.

Fever: Average normal body temperature taken orally is about 37°C. For more on normal body temperature and fevers, see HealthLinkBC's information for children age 11 and younger and for people age 12 and older.

Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Sometimes people with COVID-19 have mild illness, but their symptoms may suddenly worsen in a few days.