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Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals and humans. The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that was not seen in animals or humans before. Typically, human coronaviruses cause mild-to-moderate respiratory illnesses. Symptoms are very similar to the flu:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

In some cases, COVID-19 can cause more severe respiratory illness.

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.