Symptoms of COVID-19 vary in severity and may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:

  • no symptoms at all (being asymptomatic)
  • fever
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • general weakness
  • fatigue
  • muscular pain
  • new loss of taste or smell (Anosmia/Hyposmia, in some cases in the absence of any other symptoms)
  • chills and/or repeated shaking with chills
  • severe pneumonia (in the most severe cases)
  • acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • sepsis and septic shock

All potentially leading to death. Reports show that clinical deterioration can occur rapidly, often during the second week of disease.

Source: ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control), CDC