What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Covid-19 FAQ's

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to those of the common cold and flu. According to the BC Centre for Disease Control, the most common symptoms of COVID-19 include: 

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Cough (or worsening of a chronic cough)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of smell
  • Loss of taste
  • Headache
  • Feeling tired 
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle aches 

Less common symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Stuffy nose
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Dizziness 
  • Confusion
  • Abdominal pain
  • Skin rash
  • Discoloration of fingers or toes

The severity of these symptoms may range from mild to severe. Symptoms may also start off mild and become worse as the illness progresses. It is important to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, as they can appear up to 14 days after first being exposed to the virus.

For more information, see the BC Centre for Disease Control’s page on Symptoms of COVID-19. 

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