The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and
pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea.
These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any
symptoms and don't feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special
Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing.
Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or
diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing
should seek medical attention.