How To Understand That COVID-19 Is Getting Into A Severe Stage?

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How To Understand That COVID-19 Is Getting Into A Severe Stage?
How To Understand That COVID-19 Is Getting Into A Severe Stage?

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How to understand that COVID-19 is getting into a severe stage?

Denis Protsenko, the head physician of hospital No. 40 (where all people suspected of COVID-19 are brought in Moscow), says that the symptoms of a serious condition are a prolonged temperature above 38 and a negative picture with computed tomography (CT) of the lungs, which is accompanied by shortness of breath and a decrease in blood saturation oxygen.

How to understand that COVID-19 is getting into a severe stage?
How to understand that COVID-19 is getting into a severe stage?

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Denis Protsenko, the head physician of hospital No. 40 (where all people suspected of COVID-19 are brought in Moscow), says that the symptoms of a serious condition are a prolonged temperature above 38 and a negative picture with computed tomography (CT) of the lungs, which is accompanied by shortness of breath and a decrease in blood saturation oxygen.

At home, to suspect this and call an ambulance is with a combination of high temperature and a feeling of lack of air (shortness of breath).

We remind you that there is no cure for the new coronavirus infection, as well as for the usual ARVI. But doctors can help in case of complications from the disease - severe pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome. The latest data say that this occurs in about 20% of those infected with COVID-19, and at risk are older people and those with chronic diseases.

If you have a dry cough and a mild fever, but have no difficulty breathing, it is important to isolate yourself from others so as not to spread the infection. Do not forget about people who live in the same house with you - ventilate the room, move to a separate room (if possible), use separate dishes and towels, do not share food and drinks, sneeze and cough on the elbow, use a mask in direct contact with loved ones, wash your hands thoroughly, clean more often (it is especially important to disinfect door handles, switches, toilet and bathroom).

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