These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. However, seek medical attention if any symptom is noticed.
Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing.
Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.