Most Common Symptoms of COVID-19
- New, continuous cough
- Loss of taste and smell
Transmission of COVID-19
Coronavirus is spread through breathing in airborne droplets containing the virus and by touch a contaminated surface. It is thought to spread mainly from person to person, particularly when people are in close contact. Droplet spread occurs when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The resulting droplets may land in the mouth, nose or eyes of people nearby, or they may be inhaled. Alternatively, an infected person (even showing no symptoms) may release aerosols whilst breathing and talking. Aerosols are small particle droplets containing infectious virus that can float or drift around in the air.