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Difference Between Corona Virus Symptoms and Flu

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Difference Between Corona Virus Symptoms and Flu

Difference Between Corona Virus Symptoms and Flu: The symptoms of coronavirus and flu are almost the same except the incubation period. In the case of coronavirus disease, the incubation period is 1-14 days whereas, the first symptom of flu appears in 1-4 days.

Here’s the comparison between the symptoms of coronavirus disease, flu and cold as reported by Medical News Today.

Difference Between Corona Virus Symptoms and Flu

SymptomsCOVID-19FluCold
Incubation period (in days)1-141-41-3
Onset of symptomsGraduallyAbruptGradually
FeverCommonCommonRare
CoughCommonCommonMild to moderate
FatigueCommonCommonSometimes
Runny noseSometimesSometimesCommon
Nasal congestionSometimesSometimesCommon
DiarrheaSometimesSometimesRare
Body achesSometimesCommonSlight
Sore throatSometimesSometimesCommon
HeadacheSometimesCommonRare
Appetite lossSometimesCommonSometimes
Breath shortnessCommonSometimesMild
Respiratory issuesCommonSometimesSometimes

It may be mentioned that coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 26000 people.

Symptoms Of COVID-19

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

Over 572,040 coronavirus cases have been declared in 183 countries and territories. The countries with the most official deaths are Italy with 9,134, Spain (4,858), mainland China (3,292), Iran (2,378) and France (1,995).

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