Symptoms of COVID 19

Not all people who contract the virus will experience it the same way and to make matters more complicated many of these symptoms resemble flu or cold. Using data from the following sources: Summary of a Report of 72 314 Cases From the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, JAMA Feb 24 and COVID-19—New Insights on a Rapidly Changing Epidemic, JAMA Feb 28 we've come to the following conclusions and developed the chart below. 80% of people contracting the virus may experience mild to moderate symptoms. These symptoms may resolve in ~7 days,. The remaining 15%-20% of people contracting the virus may develop into severe cases and most likely will require hospital care. In these severe cases the illness can last 2.5 weeks to months.

Asymptomatic 50% of cases
Mild-Moderate
Severe
Possible lost of taste and or smell
Fever 88% occurrence
Pneumonia~10% occurrence, severe cases
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Dry Cough ~67% occurrence
ARDS ~5 % occurrence severe and life threatening cases
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Fatigue 40% occurrence
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Other flu-like symptoms aches, sore throat 30% occurrence
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Phlegm production 35% occurrence
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Shortness of Breath 20% occurrence and associated with fluid in lungs
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Severe Headache
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Tightening of Chest
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Gastrointestinal unusual ~ 5% occurrence and may proceed respiratory symptoms
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