Symptoms of COVID-19 commonly include fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath. Most people with COVID-19 have mild to moderate symptoms and fully recover without complications. Less commonly, COVID-19 may lead to pneumonia, hospitalization or death.
People who are at most risk for severe illness are adults ages 50 or older, or those who have chronic health conditions, such as:
A weakened immune system
If you are an older adult or have any of the chronic health conditions listed above, it is especially important for you to avoid all unnecessary gatherings and events.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Guidance for People Who May Have an Increased Risk for Severe COVID-19 (PDF)