Patient with fever

Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) patients may be:

  • Asymptomatic 
  • May have mild symptoms like fever, cough, shortness of breath, and diarrhea.
  • Upper respiratory symptoms such as sneezing, a runny nose or sore throat are less frequent.
  • Cases of severe infection can result in pneumonia, kidney failure, and death.
  • The incubation period (which is the time from exposure to onset of symptoms) is still not really known but it is estimated to be between  2 to 10 days as by the World Health Organization, and 2 to 14 days as by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).