Signs and symptoms of COVID-19

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are
  • fever,
  • Tiredness,
  • Dry cough.
Some patients may have
  • Aches and pains,
  • Nasal congestion,
  • Runny nose,
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea.
These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually.
Suspect Case.
Any person with any acute respiratory illness(fever or cough or difficulty in breathing) AND at least one of the following-
· A history of travel from or residence in countries with presumed widespread transmission in the 14 days prior to symptom onset or
· Close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID -19 in the last 14 days prior to illness onset.
· Close contact with an individual with a history of respiratory illness and travel to countries with presumed widespread transmission within the last 30 days or
· Worked or attended a health care facility in the 14 days prior to onset of symptoms where patients with hospital-associated COVID-19 infections have been reported.

Close contact is defined as-

· Working together in close proximity or sharing the same environment with a COVID_19 patient.
· Travelling together with a COVID-19 patient in any kind of conveyance.
· Living in the same household as a COVID-19 patient.
· Healthcare associated exposure including providing direct care for COVID-19 patients, working with heath care workers infected with Novel Coronavirus ,visiting patients or staying in the same close environment as a COVID -19 patient.