What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a respiratory infection, so typical symptoms are the same as any respiratory infection (like the common cold or flu): cough, fever/chills, and difficulty breathing. Symptoms can range from mild (most cases) to very severe, requiring hospitalization and the need for a ventilator (breathing machine). People with COVID-19 or any other respiratory infection might have any or all of the typical symptoms. 

There are some reports of people later shown to have COVID-19 who initially had nausea or diarrhea but no respiratory symptoms, though these symptoms appear to be very uncommon in people with COVID-19.

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