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COVID-19

COVID-19 is the disease caused by a new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2.  WHO first learned of this new virus on 31 December 2019, following a report of a cluster of cases of ‘viral pneumonia’ in Wuhan, People’s Republic of China.

Covid 19

Symptoms of COVID-19

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills

  • Dry Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Among those who have developed the symptoms, mostly, around 80% of patients, recover from the disease without necessitating hospital treatment and nearly around 15% of patients, become seriously ill and require oxygen and only 5% become critically ill and need intensive care.

  • Complications leading to death may include respiratory failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), sepsis and septic shock, thromboembolism, and/or multiorgan failure, including injury of the heart, liver or kidneys and rare neurological complications such as strokes, brain inflammation, delirium are observed.

  • Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, diabetes, obesity or cancer, seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

  • People of all the ages, who experience fever and/or cough associated with difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, or loss of speech or movement, should immediately seek medical care. Please consult your Doctor immediately.

Precautions for COVID-19

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Wear a Mask

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Clean Your Hands

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Maintain Safe Distance

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Get Vaccinated

Post Covid Care

What are post COVID long-term symptoms and complications? 

Some people are experiencing a range of new or ongoing symptoms that can last weeks or months after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Unlike some of the other types of post-COVID conditions that only tend to occur in people who have had severe illness, these symptoms can happen to anyone who has had COVID-19, even if the illness was completely asymptomatic, mild, moderate, severe or if they had no initial symptoms.

Some of the common signs and symptoms of Post COVID-19 complications observed after recovery includes:

  • Body pain, Joints pain or headache

  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia)

  • Fever

  • Fatigue, Feeling of tiredness or lack of energy

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Coughing or Chest pain

  • New onset diabetes

  • Myalgia (muscle pain) for long period

  • Inability to focus or difficulty in thinking or a lack of mental clarity (brain fog)

  • Rapid or fast heartbeat (heart palpitations)

  • Insomnia, anxiety disorder or depression

  • Dizziness or lightheaded when you stand up from sitting or lying down (orthostatic hypotension)

  • Red bumps or rash on a flat, red patch of skin (maculopapular rash)

  • Symptoms that gets worse after mental or physical activities

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