COVID-19: Symptoms, Chronic Health Risks

Published on April 15, 2020, 8:05 pm
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Symptoms of COVID-19 commonly include fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath. Some people also report the loss of a sense of taste or smell, feeling achy, headache and diarrhea.

Most people with COVID-19 have mild to moderate symptoms and fully recover without complications. Less commonly, COVID-19 may lead to pneumonia, hospitalization or death.

People who are at most risk for severe illness are adults ages 50 or older, or those who have chronic health conditions, such as:

  • lung disease;
  • moderate to severe asthma;
  • heart disease;
  • a weakened immune system;
  • obesity;
  • diabetes;
  • kidney disease;
  • liver disease;
  • cancer.

If you are an older adult or have any of the chronic health conditions listed above, it is especially important for you to avoid all unnecessary gatherings and events.

There is no evidence pregnant people are more likely to get COVID-19, but they should still be monitored closely. Pregnant people can get especially sick if infected by some viruses.

To learn more, pease visit NYC’s COVID-19 information website here.

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