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What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the recently identified Coronavirus. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough and tiredness.

Other symptoms that are less common and may affect some patients include:

The symptoms can take up to 14 days to show.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing hospital treatment, but about one out of every five people who are infected with COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty in breathing.

What’ s the deal with COVID-19 and how it affects people with chronic conditions?

What is COVID-19?

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COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the recently identified Coronavirus. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough and tiredness.

Other symptoms that are less common and may affect some patients include:

  • aches and pains,
  • nasal congestion,
  • nausea,
  • headache,
  • sore throat,
  • diarrhoea and
  • a loss of taste or smell.

The symptoms can take up to 14 days to show.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing hospital treatment, but about one out of every five people who are infected with COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty in breathing.

What’ s the deal with COVID-19 and how it affects people with chronic conditions?

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