Symptoms Of COVID-19 | How To Detect Them Early


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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 disease as a global pandemic, and has officially announced the name of the coronavirus as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS - CoV-2). Amidst the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus, there is a dire need to know the symptoms and take appropriate precautions to stay ahead of any misinformation being circulated. With the staggering growth in the number of cases worldwide, here are the symptoms that you must keep a check on:

Coronavirus Symptoms To Watch Out For

Exposure to Coronavirus might not immediately have any symptoms and might appear after 2-14 days. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you must seek medical attention immediately:

  • Sore Throat
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Runny Nose
  • Body Ache

While COVID-19 has flu-like symptoms, being a respiratory infection, it also causes shortness of breath, bronchitis and pneumonia With timely medical attention, around 80% of those who get infected with the virus can be cured. It has been estimated that 1 in every 6 people get seriously ill to the stage where they find it difficult to breath. If a person has an underlying condition such as blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems and any other diseases that weaken the immune system, they are more susceptible to the COVID-19.

Things to do if you notice any symptoms

If you think you have any of the COVID-19 symptoms, you must stay at home and call your doctor for consultation. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms, their severity. Based on the information provided by you, the doctor will diagnose:

  • The range of symptoms you are experiencing (mild to severe)
  • Age (If you are an elderly person)
  • Whether you have any underlying condition
  • Contact with a COVID-19 positive person

On complete evaluation the doctor will prescribe medicines or lab tests as per the symptoms. For people with mild symptoms, try to stay at home to avoid contact with other people, rest, take medicines regularly and drink plenty of fluids. However, if symptoms tend to deteriorate, seek medical help immediately.

Early detection is always helpful in quick & effective treatment of the COVID19 disease. Here is a list of confirmed test centres by the Economic Times near you. if you notice any of the above symptoms then you can visit these health check centres for further information & medical help.

Andhra Pradesh

1. Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati
2. Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

1. GMC, Anantapur, AP
2. Regional Medical Research Centre, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar


1. Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati
2. Regional Medical Research Center, Dibrugarh


1. Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna


1. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh


1. All India Institute Medical Sciences, Raipur


1. All India Institute Medical Sciences, Delhi2. National Centre for Disease Control, Delhi


1. BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad
2. M.P.Shah Government Medical College, Jamnagar


1. Pt. B.D. Sharma Post Graduate Inst. of Med. Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana
2. BPS Govt Medical College, Sonipat

Himachal Pradesh

1. Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
2. Dr.Rajendra Prasad Govt. Med. College, Kangra, Tanda, HP

Jammu and Kashmir

1. Sher-e- Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar
2. Government Medical College, Jammu


1. MGM Medical College, Jamshedpur


1. Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore
2. National Institute of Virology Field Unit Bangalore
3. Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, Mysore
4. Hassan Inst. of Med. Sciences, Hassan, Karnataka
5. Shimoga Inst. of Med. Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka


1. National Institute of Virology Field Unit, Kerala
2. Govt. Medical College Thriuvananthapuram, Kerala
3. Govt. Medical College, Kozhikhode, Kerala

Madhya Pradesh

1. All India Institute Medical Sciences, Bhopal
2. National Institute of Research in Tribal Health (NIRTH), Jabalpur


1. NEIGRI of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong, Meghalaya


1. Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur
2. Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Mumbai


1. J N Inst. of Med. Sciences Hospital, Imphal-East, Manipur


1. Regional Medical Research Center, Bhubaneswar


1. Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry


1. Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab

2. Government Medical College, Amritsar


1. Sawai Man Singh, Jaipur
2. Dr. S.N Medical College, Jodhpur
3. Jhalawar Medical College, Jhalawar, Rajasthan
4. SP Med. College, Bikaner, Rajasthan

Tamil Nadu

1. King's Institute of Preventive Medicine & Research, Chennai
2. Government Medical College, Theni


1. Government Medical College, Agartala


1. Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad

Uttar Pradesh

1. King's George Medical University, Lucknow
2. Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
3. Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh


1. Government Medical College, Haldwani

West Bengal

1. National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata
2. IPGMER, Kolkata