COVID-19 is a disease caused by the “novel corona virus”. Common symptoms are:
- Dry cough
- Breathing difficulty
Some patients also have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat ordiarrhoeaAbout 80% of confirmed cases recover from the disease without any serious complications. However, one out of every six people who gets COVID-19 can become seriously ill* and develop difficulty in breathing. In more severe cases, infection can cause severe pneumonia and other complications which can be treated only at higher level facilities (District Hospitals and above). In a few cases it may even cause death.