Coronavirus symptoms: what are the less common signs, and how long do they last?

Coronavirus symptoms: what are the less common signs, and how long do they last?

  • This guide on coronavirus symptoms, underpinned with advice from leading health experts, is designed to protect you and your family

Since Covid-19 emerged at the beginning of this year in China it has caused widespread devastation globally – infecting more than 24.1 million people and killing more than 816,000.

There are cases in nearly every country in the world and even the most sophisticated health systems in Europe and the United States have struggled to contain it. 

According to the Department of Health and Social Care, there have now been 330,368 confirmed cases in the UK, although many more people are thought to be infected, and a total of 41,477 patients have died. More than 15.1 million coronavirus tests have been processed in the UK. 

As the disease has spread around the world our knowledge of it has grown, with a vaccine now being trialleddiagnostic tests being developed and new treatments being tested.

But there is also a lot that individuals can do to stop themselves picking up and spreading this disease. This practical guide will help you keep yourself and your family safe and tell you everything you need to know about this global pandemic