COVID-19 Symptoms

COVID-19 can affect people in different ways. Those infected with the coronavirus often experience mild to severe symptoms 2-14 days after exposure. To better protect yourself and others, know the symptoms and emergency warning signs of COVID-19.


  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Emergency Warning Signs

If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone
This list of symptoms is not all-inclusive. If you are an older adult or have chronic medical conditions–such as heart disease or lung cancer–tell your doctor about any COVID-19 related symptoms as you may have a greater risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19.

Coronavirus Self-Checker

If you are concerned that you might have been exposed to COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 check use this symptom checker to determine your next steps.

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For more information on COVID-19, visit the Baptist Health Coronavirus Information Hub.