Who Is More At Risk?
Information so far regarding COVID-19 infection has shown that some people are at greater risk of getting sick and developing severe symptoms.
- 80% of cases have mild disease.
- 20% of cases are treated in hospital conditions.
- The disease usually affects people aged 60 and over more.
People Most Affected by the Disease:
- Those over 60 years old
- People with serious chronic medical conditions:
- Heart disease
- Chronic respiratory disease
- Health workers
Are Pregnant Women at Risk?
There is limited scientific evidence regarding the severity of the disease in pregnant women who develop COVID-19 infection.
However, the available evidence indicates that the severity of illness among pregnant women after COVID-19 infection is similar to adult cases of COVID-19 who are not pregnant, and there are no data to suggest that infection with COVID-19 during pregnancy has an adverse effect on the fetus.
So far, there is no evidence of mother-to-baby transmission of COVID-19 during pregnancy.
5 Different Cases for Children
Silent Infection: These are the cases in which the 2019-nCoV nasopharyngeal swab is positive, without any clinical symptoms and signs and with normal chest imaging results.
Mild Infection: There are signs of acute upper respiratory tract infection such as fever, fatigue, myalgia, cough, sore throat, runny nose, and sneezing. Physical examination does not reveal pharyngeal obstruction and auscultation abnormalities. In some cases, there may be no fever or just digestive symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Moderate Infection: Frequent fever and cough (mostly dry cough followed by phlegm cough); some may have wheezing, hypoxia shortness of breath, no rapid breathing
Severe Infection: Early respiratory symptoms such as fever and cough may be accompanied by gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea. The disease usually progresses in about a week and appears with respiratory distress.
Critical Infection: Children can rapidly progress to multi-organ failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome, or respiratory failure and may also have shock, encephalopathy, heart-related problems or heart failure, blood clotting problems, and acute kidney failure. Organ dysfunctions can be life-threatening.