Covid - 19 Symptom List

The list of possible symptoms of Covid - 19 is expanding as more is learned about the virus.

If you have any new or worsening symptoms, or feel "off" in any way - cancel your massage appointment, call Ontario Telehealth and make arrangements to get tested.

The following list is copied from the Government of Ontario website:

Call 911 if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • severe difficulty breathing (struggling for each breath, can only speak in single words)
  • severe chest pain (constant tightness or crushing sensation)
  • feeling confused or unsure of where you are
  • losing consciousness

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • fever (feeling hot to the touch, a temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius or higher)
  • chills
  • cough that's new or worsening (continuous, more than usual)
  • barking cough, making a whistling noise when breathing (croup)
  • shortness of breath (out of breath, unable to breathe deeply)
  • sore throat
  • difficulty swallowing
  • runny, stuffy or congested nose (not related to seasonal allergies or other known causes or conditions)
  • lost sense of taste or smell
  • pink eye (conjunctivitis)
  • headache thatís unusual or long lasting
  • digestive issues (nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain)
  • muscle aches
  • extreme tiredness that is unusual (fatigue, lack of energy)
  • falling down often
  • for young children and infants: sluggishness or lack of appetite

There are other bizarre and seemingly unrelated pathologies that are being reported during this pandemic. For example:

  • A 16 year old Italian boy was admitted into the hospital with what was diagnosed as Myocarditis. This is quite strange for someone that age. When attempting to identify the cause of the inflammation, he tested positive for Covid-19.

    • September 18 Update: The above link is regarding a 16 year old. A quick google search will yield several similar articles from different places - it is logical to presume that the possible symptom of pain in the chest and down the left arm would only apply to teenagers. A recent journal entry suggests otherwise:
    • This report, published in JAMA Cardiology on September 11th, tested the hearts of various athletes that had recovered from COVID-19. 15% showed signs of current myocarditis infection, and 30% had evidence of a prior infection. The importance of these findings for the general public is: myocarditis is found in COVID-19 positive patients of multiple ages, and could also be a lingering complication after recovery.
  • Chilblain lesions are redness, itchiness, and swelling of an area and commonly found after exposure to cold. They are being found in Covid-19 positive children and young adults. The are anecdotally being called "Covid Toes". Links here and here.