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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 11,220,009 COVID-19 cases in more than 212 countries and territories, out of which 529,604 or more are the death cases, and more than 6,363,717 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 2,891,267 132,112 1,235,965
Brazil Brazil 1,545,458 63,295 978,615
Russia Russia 674,515 10,027 446,879
India India 650,431 18,669 394,411
Spain Spain 297,625 28,385 N/A
Peru Peru 295,599 10,226 185,852
Chile Chile 288,089 6,051 253,343
UK UK 284,276 44,131 N/A
Mexico Mexico 245,251 29,843 147,205
Italy Italy 241,184 34,833 191,467
Iran Iran 235,429 11,260 196,446
Pakistan Pakistan 225,283 4,619 125,094
Turkey Turkey 203,456 5,186 178,278
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 201,801 1,802 140,614
Germany Germany 197,000 9,073 181,300
South Africa South Africa 177,124 2,952 86,298
France France 166,960 29,893 77,060
Bangladesh Bangladesh 159,679 1,997 70,721
Colombia Colombia 109,505 3,777 45,334
Canada Canada 105,091 8,663 68,693
Qatar Qatar 99,183 123 90,387
China China 83,545 4,634 78,509
Argentina Argentina 72,786 1,437 25,224
Egypt Egypt 72,711 3,201 19,690
Sweden Sweden 71,419 5,420 N/A
Belarus Belarus 62,997 412 49,909
Indonesia Indonesia 62,142 3,089 28,219
Belgium Belgium 61,727 9,765 17,073
Ecuador Ecuador 60,657 4,700 28,391
Iraq Iraq 56,020 2,262 29,600
UAE UAE 50,857 321 39,857
Netherlands Netherlands 50,335 6,113 N/A
Kuwait Kuwait 48,672 360 39,276
Ukraine Ukraine 47,677 1,227 21,115
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 45,719 188 26,750
Oman Oman 45,106 203 26,968
Singapore Singapore 44,664 26 39,769
Portugal Portugal 43,156 1,598 28,424
Philippines Philippines 41,830 1,290 11,453
Bolivia Bolivia 36,818 1,320 10,766
Panama Panama 35,995 698 16,945
Poland Poland 35,719 1,512 23,127
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 35,148 775 18,392
Afghanistan Afghanistan 32,672 826 19,164
Flag Switzerland 32,101 1,965 29,200
Romania Romania 28,582 1,731 19,854
Bahrain Bahrain 28,410 95 23,318
Israel Israel 28,055 326 17,669
Armenia Armenia 27,900 477 15,935
Nigeria Nigeria 27,564 628 11,069
Total: 11,220,009 529,604 6,363,717

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