COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is a disease caused by a virus named SARS-CoV-2. It can be very contagious and spreads quickly. People with COVID-19 had had a wide range of symptoms reported, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms vary from person to person, and can include fever or chills; cough; fatigue; body aches; headaches; congestion; loss of smell; and others. Symptoms may change with new COVID-19 variants and can vary depending on a person’s vaccination status. Some people including those with minor or no symptoms will develop Post-COVID Conditions – also called “Long COVID.”
Learn more about the three main ways to stay protected: getting vaccinated, getting tested, and wearing a mask.
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Updated: June 28, 2023