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Coronavirus Update (3/16/20)

by TheVaccineMom

Update as of 9:00 am ET:

There are now 3806 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 69 deaths in the U.S.

A statement from the CDC:

More cases of COVID-19 are likely to be identified in the United States in the coming days, including more instances of community spread. CDC expects that widespread transmission of COVID-19 in the United States will occur. In the coming months, most of the U.S. population will be exposed to this virus.

Because you and your family may be experiencing symptoms or will show symptoms in the future, here is the most recent breakdown of the symptoms based on analysis of 55,000+ confirmed cases of COVID-19:

  • Fever: 88%
  • Dry cough: 68%
  • Fatigue: 38%
  • Coughing up sputum, or thick phlegm, from the lungs: 33%
  • Shortness of breath: 19%
  • Bone or joint pain: 15%
  • Sore throat: 14%
  • Headache: 14%
  • Chills: 11%
  • Nausea or vomiting: 5%
  • Stuffy nose: 5%
  • Diarrhea: 4%
  • Coughing up blood: 1%
  • Swollen eyes: 1%

From WebMD:

COVID-19 is a lower respiratory tract infection, which means that most of the symptoms are felt in the chest and lungs. That’s different from colds that bring on an upper respiratory tract infection, where you get a runny nose and sinus congestion. Those symptoms seem to be mostly absent for people with COVID-19, though they’re not unheard of.

The good news is that in China, most people who have gotten sick — about 80% — have had mild to moderate symptoms.

Given that, doctors feel that most people in the U.S. will be able to manage their symptoms at home.


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