How serious is COVID-19?

Robt Bath asked, updated on August 5th, 2022; Topic: covid-19
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According to the CDC, reported COVID-19 illnesses have ranged from mild (with no reported symptoms in some cases) to severe to the point of requiring hospitalization, intensive care, and/or a ventilator. COVID-19 illnesses can also lead to death.

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Additionally, are sexual minority persons more likely to contract COVID-19?

Sexual minority persons in the United States have higher self-reported prevalences of several underlying health conditions associated with severe outcomes from COVID-19 than do heterosexual persons, both in the overall population and among racial/ethnic minority groups.

Brief, does the COVID-19 virus live for long on clothing? Research suggests that COVID-19 doesn't survive for long on clothing, compared to hard surfaces, and exposing the virus to heat may shorten its life. A study published in found that at room temperature, COVID-19 was detectable on fabric for up to two days, compared to seven days for plastic and metal.

In any case, can I have COVID-19 if I have fever?

If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19.

Does everybody become severely ill with COVID-19?

Most people who get COVID-19, the disease caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, will have only mild illness. But what exactly does that mean? Mild COVID-19 cases still can make you feel lousy. But you should be able to rest at home and recover fully without a trip to the hospital.

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What percentage of COVID-19 cases have severe lung involvement?

About 14% of COVID-19 cases are severe, with an infection that affects both lungs. As the swelling gets worse, your lungs fill with fluid and debris.You might also have more serious pneumonia. The air sacs fill with mucus, fluid, and other cells that are trying to fight the infection.

Are most COVID-19 cases mild?

More than 8 in 10 cases are mild. But for some, the infection gets more severe.