COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.
Most common symptoms:
loss of taste or smell
Less common symptoms:
aches and pains
a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes
red or irritated eyes
difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
loss of speech or mobility, or confusion
Seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility.
People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should manage their symptoms at home.
On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days.