Covid day to day symptoms

After observing thousands of patients during China’s outbreak earlier this year, hospitals there identified a pattern of symptoms among COVID-19 patients:

  • Day 1: Symptoms start off mild. Patients may experience a fever, dry cough, or occasional shortness of breath. Some may also feel fatigue and muscle pain. A minority may have had diarrhea or nausea one or two days before this.
  • Day 3: This is how long it took, on average, before patients in Wenzhou were admitted to the hospital after their symptoms started. A study of more than 550 hospitals across China also found that hospitalized patients developed pneumonia on the third day of their illness.
  • Day 5: In severe cases, symptoms could start to worsen. Patients may have difficulty breathing, especially if they are older or have a preexisting health condition.
  • Day 7: This is how long it took, on average, for some patients in Wuhan to be admitted to the hospital after their symptoms started. Other Wuhan patientsdeveloped shortness of breath on this day.
  • Day 8: By this point, patients with severe cases will have most likely developed shortness of breath, pneumonia, or acute respiratory distress syndrome, an illness that may require intubation. ARDS is often fatal.
  • Day 9: Some Wuhan patients developed sepsis, an infection caused by an aggressive immune response, on this day.
  • Days 10-11: If patients have worsening symptoms, this is the time in the disease’s progression when they’re likely to be admitted to the hospital or ICU. These patients probably have more abdominal pain and appetite loss than patients with milder cases.
  • Day 12: In some cases, patients don’t develop ARDS until nearly two weeks after their illness started. One Wuhan studyfound that it took 12 days, on average, before patients were admitted to the ICU.
  • Day 17-21: On average, people in Wuhan either recovered from the virus and were discharged from the hospital or passed away after 2.5 to 3 weeks.
  • Day 27: Some patients stay in the hospital for longer. The average hospital stay for Wenzhou patients was 27 days.

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