What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The most common symptoms are: cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, fever and feeling of shortness of breath. Other symptoms, such as loss of smell or taste, diarrhea, chest pain or headache, among others, can also be considered. symptoms of suspected SARS-CoV-2 infection.
In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe shortness of breath, kidney failure, and even death.
What to do if you have symptoms of coronavirus infection?
As with any acute respiratory infection, it is recommended to take certain precautions during the presence of symptoms:
- Wear the mask while you have symptoms, to protect others. Especially when around people at higher risk of developing serious illness.
- Reduce social interactions and do not participate in mass events.
- Maintain proper hand hygiene.
- If possible, telecommute.
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.
In case of presenting criteria of severity or poor evolution (feeling of shortness of breath, fever greater than 38ºC maintained for more than three days...):
You should contact your Primary Care health center or 112 during weekends and holidays. It is recommended to wear a mask to protect others.
What to do if you have a positive diagnosis?
As a general rule, insulation is not necessary. The same recommendations from the previous section must be followed.
Whether or not you can request temporary disability (low leave) will be assessed by your primary care doctor based on your clinical status.
It is recommended inform people around you of their positive diagnosis so that they observe the recommended prevention measures.
Information for COVID-19 cases
What to do if you have had contact with a case?
Information for contacts