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Symptoms

Know the symptoms of COVID-19

Last updated: January 18, 2022


Symptoms of COVID-19 include

  • Fever or chills 
  • Cough
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of appetite
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Extreme fatigue or tiredness
  • Headache
  • Body aches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea 
COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild to severe. Sometimes people with COVID-19 have mild illness, but their symptoms may suddenly worsen in a few days. 

Go to an urgent care clinic or emergency department if you

  • find it hard to breathe
  • have chest pain
  • can’t drink anything
  • feel very sick
  • feel confused

COVID-19 symptoms in children

Children may show COVID-19 symptoms differently than adults. For example, fatigue may show in children as poor feeding, decreased activity, or changes in behaviour. 

Learn about fevers in children

  • are having difficulty breathing
  • have blue lips or skin, or appears very pale
  • have red and/or swollen lips or tongue
  • are coughing excessively, particularly with a fever
  • are vomiting excessively, especially if there is blood in the vomit
  • have diarrhea and vomiting, is not producing tears, and has not urinated for several hours
  • have a high fever, appears very sleepy, and have not improved with acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil).
  • are under three months of age and has a fever of 38 degrees C (100.4 degrees F) or greater
  • have pain or pressure in the chest that does not go away
  • there is new confusion
  • are unable to wake or stay awake
  • have severe abdominal pain
  • have a spreading rash

What to do if you have symptoms that may be COVID-19

You should continue to seek care for other medical conditions as needed, even if it’s not related to COVID-19. 



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