Patients with COVID-19 have mild to severe symptoms, similar to influenza and other viral illnesses, that can include:
- Fever greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
- Dry cough
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Tiredness, body aches
Individuals at highest risk for severe illness from COVID-19 include those with pre-existing pulmonary disease, those with compromised immune systems, infants and the elderly. The vast majority of patients will have mild/moderate symptoms and do not require hospitalization.