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Coronavirus Symptoms: Most Common and Least Common

Mar 13 2020
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There’s a lot of inaccurate information circulating online about coronavirus symptoms. COVID-19 can present itself differently in different individuals.

Get educated as we break down the most common and least common symptoms of coronavirus. Here is what you need to know.

Most Common Symptoms of the Coronavirus:

  • Fever: found in the majority of COVID-19 patients ranging from mild to severe
  • Coughing: most COVID-19 patients have a dry cough
  • Shortness of Breath: most COVID-19 patients report this symptom, ranging from mild to severe

Less Common Symptoms of Coronavirus:

  • Fatigue: some COVID-19 patients have reported feelings of tiredness
  • Body Aches & Pains: ranging from mild to severe in some COVID-19 patients
  • Sore Throat: also reported by some COVID-19 patients

Least Common Symptoms of Coronavirus That Some May Experience:

  • Runny or Stuffy Nose
  • Diarrhea

Urgent Coronavirus Warning Signs in Adults:

  • Consistent chest pain or pressure
  • Confusion or unresponsiveness
  • Serious breathing difficulties
  • Blue colored lips and/or face

If you are experiencing any of these as well as other severe symptoms, consult your medical provider immediately.

What should I do if I have questions or believe I have coronavirus?

If you believe you may need medical attention, please call your doctor.

If you have general questions about coronavirus in your community, contact your local department of public health:

  • Ohio Department of Health: 833-427-5634
  • Kentucky Department of Health: 800-722-5725

If you are concerned that you or a family member have been exposed or are experiencing symptoms, call your primary care provider. Additionally, if you have access to a nurse advice line, you could call that number for information to help you decide where to seek care.

If you are experiencing severe respiratory distress or have a medical emergency, go to your nearest emergency room or call 911.

Stay updated on what Mercy Health is doing related to COVID-19.

Call our 24/7 COVID-19 Hotline at (888) 700-9011 for questions and guidance.


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