Yes, you could have COVID-19.
How do you know if you have COVID-19? The only way to know for certain is by laboratory testing. But let’s take a look at the most common symptoms.
While 9 out of 10 patients will ultimately have a fever, and about 7 out of 10 will have dry cough, it’s important to remember that symptoms of COVID-19 vary a lot. Only about half of people with COVID-19 in China had a fever when they were admitted to the hospital. And even some patients who required intensive care never developed a fever. People also experience symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
So, if you are sick with any respiratory symptoms, even if you do not have a fever, it is entirely possible you have COVID-19.
So what should you do if you’re sick any respiratory symptoms? The first and most important thing is: STAY HOME! Call your doctor before showing up at the office. Limit interactions with people for 14 days. Do not travel. If your symptoms become severe, seek medical attention.