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Coronavirus Symptoms

The coronavirus, which is generally known as COVID-19, is a pandemic disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). In December 2019, it outburst in Wuhan, Hubei, China, which then became pandemic on 11 March 2020 by World Health Organization (WHO).

As of now, it has been reported that there are above 3,741,276 COVID-19 cases in more than 212 countries and territories, out of which 258,511 or more are the death cases, and more than 1,247,433 are the recoveries.

It has been seen that the COVID-19 virus is spreading so devastatingly, which is mainly due to the people coming close altogether and coughing or sneezing. The respiratory droplets caused by sneezing are inhaled, but it isn't an airborne virus. It is transferred from person to person, especially when they come nearby or when one tap on the contaminated surface and, later on, touchback their own face.

It has an incubation period for about five days or may vary from two to fourteen days. As such, we do not have any vaccination and antiviral treatment for this disease. But yeah, we do have primary treatment, which is symptomatic and supportive therapy. The symptomatic treatment is the one in which it only cures the symptoms, not its underlying cause, and supportive therapy is the one that is given to the patients for increasing their comfort. None of them has a concern with the underlying cause.

We can follow some of the preventive measures that are washing hands rigorously, social distancing, covering mouth while coughing and sneezing, monitoring as well as self-isolate from the persons who suspected to be an infected one.

But the main question is still left unanswered, i.e., What symptoms does COVID-19 possess?

Coronavirus Symptoms

Since COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, so people may undergo mild to moderate fever. The COVID-19 does not encompass any definite symptom. However, the infected person may be asymptomatic or may have normal symptoms of flu such as fever, cough, fatigue, muscle pain, or breathing disability.

The Centres for Disease and Control and Prevention enlisted major symptoms such as:

Coronavirus Symptoms
  • Shortness of breathing
    The shortness of breathing, which is generally termed as Dyspnea. As suggested by "Subinoy Das", MD, chief medical officer of Tivic Health Inc, the breathlessness happens due to lungs or heart disorders. The patient may undergo hunger of breathe and chest tightness. However, if continued for a long time, it may lead to major consequences like asthma, heart disease, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Continuous chest pain
    As per WHO report, a patient suffering from coronavirus may have dry cough followed by tightness in chest and breathlessness. It is one of the very serious manifestations of COVID-19.
  • Unable to wake up
    According to the National Institutes of Health, it is an anxiety disorder in which the patient faces false alarms that may be intense, frequent, or even in continuity. If sustained for a longer period of time, the patient may reach the state of dysfunctional arousal that causes persistent sleep-wake difficulties.
  • Bluish lips or face
    The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that bluish face or lips is an alarming (emergency) condition where one should reach out to the hospital as soon as possible.

In such severe conditions, it is strictly advised to get immediate medical treatment.

If the disease is left untouched, it may further lead to severe pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), sepsis, septic shock, and death.

  • The ARDS is a respiratory failure incurred due to rapid inflammation in the lungs. It mainly includes shortness of breathing, rapid breathing, and bluish skin coloration.
  • Sepsis is one of the perilous situations in which the body organs and tissues got injured in response to the infectious disease. Its common symptoms are fever, increased heartbeats, increased breathing rate, and confusion. Some other symptoms may include a cough with pneumonia or painful urination with a kidney infection. In the case of poor sepsis, one may undergo poor organ function or blood flow, which is mainly due to low blood pressure, high blood lactate, or low urine output.
  • Septic shock is also one of the deadliest conditions, which is caused due to sepsis. It dangerously lowers the blood pressure causing abnormalities in cellular metabolism. Alternatively, it can be said that septic shock is a subset of sepsis.

There may be a chance that one suffering from COVID-19 comes out to be asymptomatic, i.e., a condition where the infected one is suspected with normal infection in its test results but does not show any of the clinical symptoms, then, in that case, they should go and meet the doctor for pursuing further monitoring as it is said that "Prevention is better than Cure". From the research of Chinese, about 44% of asymptomatic cases were found.

Also, the incubation period stays from two days to fourteen days, so, in order to protect yourself from COVID-19, you should follow the guidelines provided by WHO (World Health Organization) and the government.

Top 50 Coronavirus (Covid-19) Infected Countries LIVE Update

Country Total Cases Total Deaths Total Recovery
USA USA 1,237,761 72,275 200,669
Spain Spain 250,561 25,613 154,718
Italy Italy 213,013 29,315 85,231
UK UK 194,990 29,427 N/A
France France 170,551 25,531 52,736
Germany Germany 167,007 6,993 137,400
Russia Russia 165,929 1,537 21,327
Turkey Turkey 129,491 3,520 73,285
Brazil Brazil 115,953 7,958 48,221
Iran Iran 99,970 6,340 80,475
China China 82,883 4,633 77,911
Canada Canada 62,046 4,043 26,993
Peru Peru 51,189 1,444 15,413
Belgium Belgium 50,509 8,016 12,441
India India 49,436 1,695 14,183
Netherlands Netherlands 41,087 5,168 N/A
Ecuador Ecuador 31,881 1,569 3,433
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 30,251 200 5,431
Flag Switzerland 30,009 1,795 25,400
Mexico Mexico 26,025 2,507 16,810
Portugal Portugal 25,702 1,074 1,743
Sweden Sweden 23,216 2,854 4,074
Pakistan Pakistan 22,550 526 6,217
Chile Chile 22,016 275 10,710
Ireland Ireland 21,983 1,339 13,386
Singapore Singapore 20,198 18 1,519
Belarus Belarus 18,350 107 3,771
Qatar Qatar 17,142 12 1,924
Israel Israel 16,314 238 10,527
Austria Austria 15,650 606 13,462
Japan Japan 15,253 556 4,496
UAE UAE 15,192 146 3,153
Poland Poland 14,647 723 4,655
Romania Romania 13,837 854 5,454
Ukraine Ukraine 13,184 327 2,097
Indonesia Indonesia 12,071 872 2,197
Bangladesh Bangladesh 10,929 183 1,403
S. Korea S. Korea 10,806 255 9,333
Philippines Philippines 10,004 658 1,506
Denmark Denmark 9,938 503 7,296
Serbia Serbia 9,677 200 1,723
Colombia Colombia 8,613 378 2,013
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 8,480 354 1,905
Norway Norway 7,955 215 32
Czechia Czechia 7,896 257 4,006
South Africa South Africa 7,572 148 2,746
Egypt Egypt 7,201 452 1,730
Panama Panama 7,523 210 823
Australia Australia 6,875 97 5,975
Malaysia Malaysia 6,383 106 4,567
Total: 3,741,276 258,511 1,247,433

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