Coronavirus: Know the Symptoms

Are you familiar with the symptoms of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, and what to do if you or someone close to you begins to experience them? Here’s what you need to know:

While the most severe cases tend to occur in older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions—including heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease—coronavirus can affect anyone. It is thought to be passed between people when they are in close contact (within about six feet) and when someone who’s infected coughs or sneezes. This is why we’re all being encouraged to stay at home.

If you start to develop symptoms described below, or you know someone with them, call our COVID-19 hotline at 317-325-COVD (2683), open 24/7, or e-mail us at nurse@hancockregionalhospital.org. We’re ready to help.

Symptoms, which may be severe or mild and appear two to 14 days after exposure, can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

How to know if it’s an emergency:

Seek medical attention immediately if you experience the following symptoms:

  • Breathing difficulty
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

Concerned? Call us. We’re committed to making health possible—now more than ever.