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Just having cold is that symtom of corona covid-19

I am suffering from cold due to weather change from last 2 days and corona virus is spreading rapidly in my city. So is that symptom of corona virus
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No might be Just commone cold
To make sure for Coronavirus  do RT-PCT test
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973741 tn?1342342773
I really like this chart too that compares the different things people may have right now, corona, flu or cold.  https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020/03/coronavirus-covid-19-identifying-the-symptoms.pdf
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Check out this World Health Organization (WHO) site.  It's got a lot of information, including a list of symptoms that include, cough, fever, nasal congestion, runny nose, aches/pains, sore throat, diarrhea.  Although some of them may be mild and not everyone will get all of the symptoms.  

It's quite likely you have a cold, but if you've been around someone who may be have tested positive for COVID-19, you should talk to your doctor about getting tested.

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707563 tn?1626361905
I also get allergies when the weather changes - congestion, headaches, etc.

One key thing between covid and a cold is a fever. If you have a fever, call your local health dept or your doctor - whatever the protocols are for the area you're in.
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Yup fever is where the worry comes from. Also those who have been around patients with it. I would side on caution then because some studies have found that anyone younger then 21 or with strong immune system dont get sxs but are carried.
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The symptoms are Dry cough, Fever, and shortness of breath. Most people are stating that it starts with a dry cough that doesnt produce mucos. I know me I have had a cough and headache issues for over two weeks now. However, I always have allergy issues right around this time of year. Therefore, I am not concern. I would say if you dont have fever nothing to rush out and be checked for. Be cautious though if needed and get checked.
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Tim Killian, a spokesman for Life Care Center of Kirkland.
Some Life Care Center residents have gone from no symptoms to acute symptoms within an hour, Killian said.
"We've had patients die relatively quickly under those circumstances," he said.

They had age and underlying conditions working against them, so perhaps it isn't so quick for younger people because I haven't read any other articles similar to what Killian said. 20% may require hospitalization.
Yeah the elderly.amd high risk people need to be more cautious.
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