How Does A Person Affected by Coronavirus Feels - COVID-19 Update
Diagnosed with COVID-19
Let’s have a case study of a 50-year-old man to understand what coronavirus feels like to a human body and what can be done about it. After a holiday in Italy, before 10 days he got diagnosed with Coronavirus and felt feverish. The man is aged 50 was kept in isolation for his treatment in a hospital that was Scottish and got fully recovered now.
He spoke on the radio show with BBC about his travel. He supported the rugby team and wanted to support the tournament. He visited various places for the match such as Pisa, Milan, Lucca, and Florence. In Rome, he spent four nights.
In the interview, the man mentioned his return on 25th February 2020 but the place he returned from was critical hence he was categorized as two areas. After coming back he didn't get any restrictions from the officials. He felt completely normal without any symptoms.
In fact, he went to the office for regular work for two days but later on Thursday evening, he felt like the flu is catching on him. There was a shivery, mild fever while the symptom that couldn't be ignored was pains and aches in his legs. All night he felt feverish and couldn't sleep well.
He immediately started following the guidance of NHS 24 and called the advice number, 111. Over the call, he was guided from the hospital to visit on next morning so that he could be testing with throat swabs and nasal. Right after a day he was tested positive on the evening of Sunday and had to get hospitalized. Since then he uses to get daily throat, nose swabs, and blood tests at the hospital.
With proper guidance and acting sooner on the health, he further did not get any symptoms. He mentions how he reached the hospital and even on the way he started feeling the symptoms getting dissipated really quickly. There was no pain in the legs, no coughing, no short breathing, and no fever.
Even though there were no symptoms, the patient was kept under isolation for about 8 days and got released after getting two consecutive swabs nasal that results in COVID-19 negative. He mentions how he felt absolutely alright but still, it was important to keep him in the isolation process to fully understand and as the earlier tests were showing positive.
It was important to share his story to understand what coronavirus feels like as people do not need to panic even after getting exposed to COVID-19. While the coronavirus can get serious but comparing to most of the people are actually getting the only mild illness. People should view this as a short-term coronavirus that can be recovered completely and that's how what coronavirus feels like.