Symptoms of COVID-19
COVID-19 symptoms are similar to influenza and other respiratory illnesses. Symptoms of COVID-19 may not show for up to 14 days after exposure and may be difficult to detect because they are similar to having a cold or the flu.
Some of the more commonly reported symptoms include:
- new or worsening cough shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- temperature equal to or over 38°C
- feverish chills
- fatigue or weakness
- muscle or body aches
- new loss of smell or taste
- gastrointestinal symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting) feeling very unwell
Children have been more commonly reported to have abdominal symptoms, and skin changes or rashes. Symptoms range from mild – like the flu and other common respiratory infections – to severe.
If you think you have symptoms of COVID-19 you can take a Self Assessment Test. Health Canada has created a tool that incorporates both national and provincial specific COVID-19 self assessment tools.
Information Links on COVID-19
Your provincial authority is the best place for the latest information & support on COVID-19 in your community:
Nova Scotia – https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/
Prince Edward Island – https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/covid-19
Newfoundland & Labrador – https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/
Ontario – https://www.ontario.ca/coronavirus
Manitoba – https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/
Saskatchewan – https://saskatchewan.ca/coronavirus
Alberta – https://www.alberta.ca/COVID19
British Columbia – o www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19
Northwest Territories – https://www.hss.gov.nt.ca/en/services/coronavirus-disease-covid-19
Health Canada – https://www.canada.ca/covid19
Your local RxHealthMed pharmacists and staff will continue to be an important part of healthcare delivery in your community as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together.