COVID-19 is often very mild, and minor symptoms should not be ignored. If you have one or more symptoms of COVID-19, even if they're mild, contact your health care provider or call the Public Health Info-Line immediately.
Common signs of infection include:
Fever and /or
New cough or a cough that is getting worse
Other symptoms can include:
A runny or congested nose (not allergies)
Other non-specific symptoms are:
Fatigue (feeling weak, tired, exhausted)
Lost sense of taste or smell
Severe chest pain
Having a very hard time waking up
Unexplained abnormally rapid heart rate
Chronic conditions getting worse
Non-specific symptoms for young children may include:
Lethargy (feeling sluggish, tired, exhausted)
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Virus
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
The (novel) coronavirus is a new virus in this family
Across the globe, we're seeing 80 per cent of cases having mild to moderate illness. Elderly people and those with underlying medical conditions are often experiencing more severe illness.
Currently, there is no vaccine that protects against coronaviruses in humans