What are the symptoms of the novel coronavirus pneumonia?

Fever, dry cough and fatigue are the main manifestations.

What are the common symptoms of COVID-19?

The main manifestation is acute respiratory infection.

- Fever above 38 degrees Celsius is mainly seen. However, critical patients may not have a fever.

- It may be combined with dry cough, fatigue and dyspnea.

- Occasionally, there are symptoms such as nasal congestion, running nose, sore throat and diarrhea.

- Some patients only show low-grade fever, slight asthenia, with no signs of pneumonia.

Incubation period: After being infected with 2019-nCoV, the disease may not show up immediately, and this interval is called the "incubation period" in medicine. The incubation period of COVID-19 is 1-14 days, mostly three-seven days.

What complications may be caused by COVID-19?

Similar to the aggravation of many other diseases, some patients with COVID-19 will get worse after a week, and may progress into the following life-threatening conditions:

- Acute respiratory distress syndrome;

- Septic shock;

- Metabolic acidosis;

- Bleeding and coagulation dysfunction;

- Renal failure or other organ failure.

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