This is How The Coronavirus Progresses in Your Body Every Day
The coronavirus has been studied in probably every country around the world. Now, studies from the U.S. and China have been shown to match the studies of many other countries. These studies all show how the coronavirus progresses in a patient on a daily basis. This coronavirus progression usually starts with a fever, a dry cough, and breathing difficulties.
Doctors in the U.S and even two studies from China have reported similar coronavirus progression in the bodies of patients:
- Patients with a milder form of the virus begin recovering from the symptoms- fever, cough, and shortness of breath, in about two weeks since the onset of the symptoms.
- Those who have more severe cases of the virus have to be moved to intensive care units as the virus progresses and ravages through their bodies. Sometimes it becomes so severe that the patient needs to be placed on a ventilator.
1The first symptoms of the coronavirus progression as per studies in the U.S. and China
Fever is usually the first symptom of COVID-19. A dry cough often comes next after a few days, and in this type of cough you don’t cough up any phlegm. The next symptom will be shortness of breath.
While these initial symptoms begin from 2-14 days after you were exposed and infected by the virus, a new study from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has suggested a 5 days median time.
2Duration of the initial symptoms
The fever itself has an average duration of about 12 days, according to 99% cases of the patients who were studied. 50% among these patients had a dry cough and felt fatigued, and 33% of them had breathing difficulties along with muscle and joint pain.
3Only 85% of the patients experienced “phase one” of the virus
“Phase one” of the virus’ course is only experienced by 85 % of those infected, as per the study. The “phase one” of the virus which encompasses the first seven days starts with fever and fatigue followed by a dry cough and muscle pain. Patients then experience symptoms such as breathing difficulties or shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, bluish lips, and even diarrhea. The ones with more critical cases of COVID-19 suffer even more symptoms which can last for two more weeks on average.
In cases of severe illness, complications, and even death due to COVID-19, age is a strong risk factor. As per the second Wuhan study, the observed average hospital stay for patients with COVID-19 was 10 days.
4Studies show what the coronavirus progression looks like on a day-to-day basis from the appearance of the initial symptoms
The day, most of those infected will come down with a fever and feeling extremely tired. 88% of the cases of the virus begin with a fever and tiredness. Many even develop a dry cough and experience muscle pain as well.
According to the Chinese study, around 10% experienced nausea or have diarrhea few days before the fever begins.