Prevalence of Symptoms in Patients with COVID-19 by Case Severity
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While the most common symptoms in severe cases (fever, cough, dyspnea) were consistent with overall populations. What we want to highlight here is comparing severe with non-severe COVID-19 cases. We found that dyspnea and anorexia were more commonly reported among severe cases, and all symptoms assessed were slightly more common in severe cases. Identifying symptoms often present in severe COVID-19 cases can prioritize hospital resources to patients with a higher risk of complications. This finding aligns with other studies showing an increased risk of dyspnea and chest pain due to pneumonia.