COVID 19 – Symptoms & Age at Higher Risk Of Dying

Covid 19 symptoms

COVID 19 has a wide range of Symptoms, so if you noticed the symptoms listed below, you are adviced to contact a Medical doctor immediately without any further delay.

Symptoms Of COVID 19

  • People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.
  • Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
  • People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19: Cough and Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Or at least two of these symptoms: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat and New loss of taste or smell
  • Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness.

This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

When to Seek Medical Attention

If you have any of these emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse

  • Bluish lips or face
  • This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives.

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Which Age Is At Risk Of Higher Death Of COVID 19

In tracking COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, early reports from China indicated that young people were more likely to have milder cases of the disease. But that view may be changing.

Coronavirus infections requiring hospitalization are not only possible in younger adults, but the rate of these cases is higher now that the virus is spreading across other countries. Lisa Maragakis, M.D., M.P.H., senior director of infection prevention at Johns Hopkins, sheds light on the new data.

New data is changing the picture of who’s vulnerable. Early data coming out of China focused on older people, especially those living with major health problems, as those most likely to be seriously affected by COVID-19. As information reached the U.S., it seemed that the coronavirus was mostly a threat to the elderly and those with other underlying health issues.

Now, as testing slowly ramps up in the U.S., there are more recognized cases here and the trends are becoming clearer. Data in a March 16, 2020, report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are showing that younger adults are also getting COVID-19, and some are requiring hospitalization, even intensive care.

The CDC report shows that as of March 16, 2020, 508 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in the U.S. Of these, 38% were between 20 and 54 years old. Half of those ending up in intensive care were younger than 65. Officials in Europe are noting the same trend, with reports that half of serious cases in France and the Netherlands are in people under age 50.

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