Mild-to-moderate COVID-19

Overview of Mild-to-Moderate COVID-19

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly identified coronavirus that has spread rapidly worldwide. Although most cases of COVID-19 have mild or moderate symptoms, some can be severe and even life-threatening. Symptoms of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Mild congestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of taste or smell

Mild-to-moderate COVID-19 is usually treated with rest and symptom-relieving medications. It is important to avoid contact with other people and to practice social distancing when possible. In some cases, oxygen therapy may be used to help people stay comfortable and prevent more serious complications.

How to Prevent Transmission of Mild-to-Moderate COVID-19

The best way to prevent transmission of COVID-19 is to take preventive measures such as:

  • Washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Wearing a cloth mask when in public
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Staying home when you are sick
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throwing the tissue in the trash
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Staying up-to-date on the latest developments from reliable sources

It is important to seek medical attention if symptoms become more severe or persistent. Early treatment can help to reduce the severity of illness and prevent further complications.