How the Symptoms of Coronavirus Change Day by Day

For 80% of people, coronavirus infection is safe. But knowing when to ask for help is worth everything.

Scientists still do not fully understand what SARS ‑ CoV ‑ 2 coronavirus is and how to deal with COVID ‑ 19, the disease that it causes. But it is already clear how exactly in most cases the ailment develops and in what time period its symptoms occur.

Happy Worthy Life leads timeline the average COVID ‑ 19 – by day from the moment of infection. Do not miss important signs of the disease.

An accurate diagnosis can only be made by a doctor and only on the basis of a test. If you have coronavirus symptoms, first contact your GP or call the hotline at 8 800 20‑00‑112 and follow the instructions .

Day 1

Infection. The risk of catching the virus is above all somewhere in the crowd, at the checkout counter of a supermarket, in a subway car. Or, for example, in personal contact with a person who recently returned from abroad. SARS ‑ CoV ‑ 2 is  transmitted primarily by airborne droplets, and close contact (less than 2 meters away) is the most common route of infection.

It may take 2 to 14 days for the first symptoms to appear. In some cases, the incubation period lasts up to 27 days – the term, presumably, depends on the characteristics of a particular person. However, such a long period is extremely rare.

Most often, COVID ‑ 19 makes itself felt in about 5 days after infection.

We proceed from this figure in further calculations.

Days 3-5

Digestive symptoms. Although WHO considers they are uncharacteristic for coronavirus (after all, the infection affects mainly the respiratory tract), there is evidence that every second sick person has stomach problems.

In most cases, patients complain of:

  • loss of appetite
  • diarrhea;
  • vomiting
  • abdominal pain.

Please note: these symptoms are not yet a sign of illness. The stomach can hurt for a variety of reasons . Another thing is if, against the background of digestive disorders, signs characteristic of coronavirus infection appear.

Days 5-10

There are key symptoms of coronavirus. In the vast majority of cases, there are three:

  1. Temperature increase up to about 38–39 ° С.
  2. Dry cough.
  3. Weakness.

Symptoms are similar to those that appear with the flu . And this is one of the main problems in the diagnosis of COVID ‑ 19. There are no characteristic symptoms that would immediately distinguish coronavirus infection from normal seasonal SARS. This is not to say: “If you have a runny nose, this is definitely not a coronavirus.” Or: “If you have a dry cough, but the temperature is not high, this is exactly the usual SARS.”

Key symptoms of coronavirus may be accompanied (or may not be accompanied) by additional:

  • runny nose;
  • stuffy nose;
  • sore throat;
  • wet cough with sputum;
  • chills;
  • muscle and joint pain .

In some cases, COVID ‑ 19 is completely easy and almost asymptomatic. And sometimes it manifests itself with non-standard signs. For example, complete or partial loss of smell – anosmia. This is reported experts of the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology.

In 30% of patients in South Korea who have the disease easily, anosmia was the main symptom.
Claire Hopkins, President of the British Rhinological Society, Professor of Rhinology at King’s College London

Be that as it may, with a mild course of COVID ‑ 19, approximately 4–7 days after the onset of symptoms, the patient becomes better. The man is recovering. Such lucky statistics – 80% of the total number of cases.

But in 20% of all cases, the process is difficult. And the disease manifests itself with additional symptoms.

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Days 10-12

After about a week after the first signs of infection, the condition of some patients deteriorates sharply. There are problems with breathing:

  • severe shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing;
  • painful, constricting sensation in the chest;
  • extreme weakness, blurred consciousness;
  • bluish lips, pallor.

Such symptoms suggest that severe pneumonia develops . The lungs are damaged and the person experiences oxygen starvation. Urgent hospitalization is required.

Treatment of such patients may be delayed for a week or two and require oxygen therapy (inhalation of air with high oxygen content).

Days 12-14

Three quarters of patients who have developed viral pneumonia are slowly starting to recover.

But a quarter (up to 6% of the total number of cases) develop a dangerous complication – acute respiratory distress syndrome. In this case, the immune cells that must fight the infection inside the lungs go crazy and begin to attack healthy tissue, including.

The patient’s condition deteriorates sharply, he loses the ability to breathe on his own and needs to be connected to a ventilator.

Days 14-19

Mechanical ventilation is an extreme measure. Which, moreover, does not always help: half of the patients connected to the device still die. In most cases, this occurs on the 14–19th day after infection .

But it helps some mechanical ventilation. The condition of the sick is improving. True, lung injuries and the disorders caused by them – respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological and others – do not go away.

  • Every 15 seconds, 1 person dies of Covid-19 in the world

    There are nearly 19 million Covid-19 infections worldwide and more than 700,000 deaths as of August 5. According to Reuters, one person dies every 15 seconds from the new strain of coronavirus.

    The death of coronavirus infection surpassed 700,000 on August 5, according to Reuters statistics. The United States , Brazil, India and Mexico are countries with rapidly increasing deaths.

    On average, nearly 5,900 people die every 24 hours from Covid-19, according to Reuters calculations based on data from the past two weeks.

    This equates to 247 deaths every hour, or one person every 15 seconds from the new strain of coronavirus.

    US President Donald Trump declared the Covid-19 pandemic to be controlled as far as possible in the US, where more than 155,000 people have died from the coronavirus. The response to the discrete pandemic in this country has not been able to prevent the number of infections from rising.


    “They are dying, it’s true,” Trump said in an interview with news site Axios . “Accept this. But that doesn’t mean we haven’t done everything we can yet. The pandemic is under control as much as possible in America. This is a terrible epidemic.”

    In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro ignores the severity of the pandemic and opposes restrictions to prevent virus spreading, even if he and some of his cabinet members are already virus-positive.

    The pandemic affected Latin America, where about 640 million people live, more slowly than in other parts of the world. However, officials still struggle to control the virus because of the poverty and high population density of the area.

    More than 100 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean live in slums, according to the United Nations Human Resources Program . Many worked in the informal economy, had little access to the welfare system, and had to work during the pandemic.

    Even in places where the virus seems to have been prevented, the number of new infections has increased in recent times, signaling a long-lasting war.

    Australia , Japan , Hong Kong , Bolivia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Bulgaria, Belgium, Uzbekistan and Israel all recorded a record increase in new infections over the past few days.

    Australia also reported a record new death toll on August 5, bringing the total coronavirus deaths in the country to 247.

  • The US surpass 5 million coronavirus infections

    The US has recorded more than 5 million Covid-19 cases as of August 8. The United State also has more than 161,000 people died of coronavirus.

    On 8/8, the number of coronavirus infections in the US surpassed the 5 million people, while American politicians are still debating about the pandemic bailout and schools considering whether to continue opening

    With 5 million cases of Covid-19, the United States continues to be the country with the most cases in the world. Second is Brazil with about 3 million cases. India ranked third with 2 million positive cases.

    In terms of cases per capita, the US ranks eighth in the world.

    The number of US cases is reported by the New York Times based on reports of federal, state and local officials. Public health experts have warned that the actual number of people infected with coronavirus in the US is much larger.


    The number of infections is on the rise in seven states, as well as in Puerto Rico, Guam and the US Virgin Islands, according to the New York Times. During the past week, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida were the states with the most recent viral infections relative to the population.

    The United States recorded its 1 million infection on April 28, more than three months after the first case was discovered in the country. As of June 10, the US exceeded 2 million cases. The US continues to hit the 3 million infection mark on July 7 and the 4 million cases on July 23.

    The US is testing about 720,000 people a day, according to data from the Covid Tracking Project.

    The number of new infections per day in the US peaked on July 16 with 75,697 cases. This number has gradually decreased and the average over the last seven days has been about 54,000 new infections per day.

    At least 161,000 people have died since the pandemic started in the US.

  • 15+ Best Coronavirus Street Graffiti Art Around the World

    As the days go by more graffiti on the coronavirus appears overnight in some of the most popular cities in the world. Street artists take advantage of the solitude of the streets to capture their works of art.
    We present the best 15+ coronavirus street graffiti from around the world take a look. Remember social distancing is first

    It is from the artist Fake (@iamfake on IG). He even let people download the piece on A2 size for non commercial use.

    New Coronavirus street art – Wynwood

    “Covfefe-19”, Copenhagen – by Welino

    My precious! (graffiti art in Germany)

    15+ Best Coronavirus Street Graffiti Art Around the World
    Michael Shermer / Twitter

    Malmö Sweden

    Stay Safe mural in east LA

    Lockdown graffiti from street artist The Rebel Bear on Bath Street

    “The kiss” from Italian urban artist Salvatore Benintende

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    Mural depicting medical workers wearing protective masks seen in Warsaw

    15+ Best Coronavirus Street Graffiti Art Around the World
    Photo by Warsaw, Poland

    Yes, we can ! Love in “coronatime”

    Nothing to Xi here!

    Cheers – Graffiti Coronavirus by Gnasher

    Copenhagen. Denmark.  by Andreas Welin

    15+ Best Coronavirus Street Graffiti Art Around the World

    A woman in a medical uniform shows the virus her middle finger

    What do you think about these coronavirus street graffiti. Comment to share your ideas.

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    Now they are advised to wear not only sick.

    WHO Director-General Tedros Hebreyusus, at a new briefing on COVID-19, announced new recommendations for the prevention of coronavirus. Here are the main points:

    • Doctors and other medical staff should always wear masks, regardless of whether they work with infected coronavirus infections or not.
    • People over 60 years of age, as well as those who have chronic diseases, are advised to wear masks wherever it is impossible to maintain physical distance.
    • The governments of the countries should encourage the wearing of masks in any places where it is impossible to maintain physical distance, especially for public transport and shops.
    • Those with symptoms similar to coronavirus infection should stay at home. All who contacted him should be quarantined.
    • If a sick person or someone who has contacted him needs to leave the house, he must wear a mask.
    • WHO considers masks to be of high quality, which consist of three layers of different materials or more.

    Previously, the WHO spoke only about the need to wear masks for patients who were ill, because there was insufficient data (apart from clinical studies, which many experts consider to be of little relevance to real life).

  • WHO recorded 106,000 new infections globally in 24 hours

    The WHO recorded 106,000 infections in 24 hours, a record day since the outbreak, with two-thirds of these cases recorded in only 4 countries.

    Tedros Adhanom-Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said on May 20 that the number of coronavirus infections reported to the agency in the past 24 hours has been higher than at any time since outbreaks, according to CNN.

    “We still have a long way to go in this pandemic,” Tedros said at a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland. “In the past 24 hours, 106,000 cases have been reported to WHO – the highest daily level since the outbreak.”

    “About two-thirds of these cases have been reported in only four countries,” he added.

    WHO records 106,000 new cases on a global basis in 24 hours 1 image tedr.JPG

    According to WHO epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove, confirming with CNN via email, these four countries are the US , Russia, Brazil and India.

    It should be noted that there may be a delay in reporting the number of cases at various points in the process, so the above date record does not mean that these 106,000 people were infected, tested or statistically counted in the last 24 hours.

    According to the constantly updated data of John Hopkins University, the world has recorded nearly 5 million cases of coronavirus, of which more than 326,000 people have died. The United States remains the leading country in both cases – more than 1.5 million, and deaths – more than 93,000.

    Notably, Russia has recently become the second country in the number of cases – more than 308,000, although only a few weeks earlier did not even make the top 20 of the list. Brazil also climbed rapidly in the ranking, ranking third in the number of cases – more than 271,000.

    Russia is ranked second in terms of deaths – more than 35,000, followed by Italy – more than 32,000, France – more than 28,000, Spain – more than 27,000.

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