The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is very much similar to the flu in its signs and symptoms which include Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath, Sore Throat and Fatigue. The only way to be sure is to do a test that is not available. The test is called Real–time PCR which will detect the genetic material of this specific virus COVID 19.
According to our current data, over 80% of the patients with COVID-19 have a mild infection and some people won’t develop any symptoms at all. For others, they can develop symptoms that can range from pretty mild like fever, cough, and shortness of breath, all the way to serious problems like pneumonia. Severe lung damage can cause Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome or ARDS, which occurs when the lung inflammation is so severe that fluid builds up around and within the lungs the severe infection can cause septic shock which happens when the blood pressure falls dramatically and the body’s organs are starved for oxygen. ARDS and shock are the main causes of death for people with the infection and again this is most likely to occur in those over the age of 60, smokers and people with other medical conditions like heart disease.