People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Some have no symptoms, others suffer seriously enough to be hospitalized.
This information is from the NYC Government website, which we are sharing again because it’s faster and more convenient than you searching online for such important information.
The symptoms and advice are the same, whether you live in NYC or elsewhere.
Since NYC is such a multi-cultural city, the information is translated into some dozen languages, including Haitian Creole and Tagalog.
Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. People with the following symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms.
Most people with COVID-19 have mild to moderate symptoms and recover on their own. Less commonly, COVID-19 may lead to pneumonia, other severe complications, hospitalization or death.
If you have mild to moderate symptoms, stay home. Do not leave home except to get essential medical care (including testing for COVID-19) or to get basic needs such as groceries, if someone can not get them for you.
This is from the NYC Government website, which we are sharing because it’s faster and more convenient than you searching online for the link.
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When to Call 911
You should go to an emergency room or call 911 immediately if you have:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
- New confusion or inability to stay awake
- Blue lips or face
- Difficulty speaking
- Sudden face drooping
- Numbness in the face, arm or leg
- Any sudden and severe pain
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
This is not a complete list. If you are concerned you may be experiencing a medical emergency, contact your provider immediately or call 911.
When to Contact Your Doctor
Call your health care provider if you have symptoms, especially if you are an older adult, pregnant or have health conditions that put you at increased risk for severe illness.
Call, text, use telemedicine or use your patient portal to contact your health care provider. If you need help getting medical care, call 311. You can get care in NYC regardless of immigration status or ability to pay.