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First you have to understand if your symptoms are mild, moderate or severe. The spectrum of symptomatic infection ranges from mild to critical; most infections are not severe. Some patients with initially non-severe symptoms may progress over the course of a week. But most of case have only mild to moderate symptoms and chances of recovery are very good, so there is no need to get worried or panic. In all the cases of COVID 19 disease you should follow all the precautions suggested here.

When to seek emergency urgent medical attention?

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

  • New confusion

  • Inability to wake or stay awake

  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

  • If oxygen level on the oximeter shows less than 94%

  • If fever of more than 101 degree F persists for 3 days.

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

Who is most at risk of severe illness from COVID-19?

People aged 60 years and over, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart and lung problems, diabetes, obesity or cancer, are at higher risk of developing serious illness.

However, anyone can get sick with COVID-19 and become seriously ill or die at any age

Can I stay with COVID 19 patient in same house?

If you have to share space, make sure the room has good air flow. Open the window to increase air circulation, improving ventilation helps remove respiratory droplets from the air.

If possible keep a separate bedroom and bathroom for a person who is sick and person who is sick should stay in their own “sick room” or area and away from others. If you share a room, place beds at least 1 metre apart.