How do you know if you have Coronavirus?

What are the early warning signs?

As Coronavirus a.k.a Covid-19 is a new virus, experts are still working to understand it.

However, health officials say the most common symptoms of coronavirus infection usually include:

  1. A cough
  2. A high temperature
  3. Shortness of breath

Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhoea – but these are usually mild and begin gradually.

Developing these symptoms does not necessarily mean you have the illness and they are similar to other illnesses, such as the common cold or flu.

Some people will not develop all of these symptoms – and some might not even show symptoms at all, experts say.

If you do have these symptoms that it is recommended that you self isolate and call Nhs 111, especially if you have been in contact with someone else who’s been diagnosed with the Coronavirus.

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