Coronavirus Symptoms from Government Health Officials Country Wise
Canada Public Health Agency
The Canadian PHAC section dedicated to the 2019 novel coronavirus states that:
- You may have little to no symptoms.
- You may not know you have symptoms of COVID-19 because they are similar to a cold or flu.
- Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to the virus. This is the longest known infectious period for this virus.
Symptoms have included:
- difficulty breathing
- pneumonia in both lungs
In severe cases, infection can lead to death.
UK Government and NHS
The UK National Health Service (NHS) section dedicated to Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) lists the following as the main symptoms of coronavirus:
- a cough
- a high temperature
- shortness of breath
The GOV.UK novel coronavirus guidance for the public page says:
- Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
The GOV.UK clinical guidance on Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV): epidemiology, virology and clinical features notes that:
- Fever, cough or chest tightness, and dyspnoea are the main symptoms reported. While most cases report a mild illness, severe are also being reported, some of whom require intensive care.
The Australian Government Department of Health informs that symptoms can range from mild illness to pneumonia, adding that some people will recover easily, while others may get very sick very quickly. According to their list of novel coronavirus symptoms, people may experience:
- flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue shortness of breath