Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions such as lung or heart disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
Watch for symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death due to confirmed coronavirus disorder 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms might appear 2-14 days following exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
- Shortness of breath
When to Seek Medical Attention
Should you create emergency warning signals to COVID-19 get medical care immediately. Emergency warning signals include*:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your health care provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.