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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates

· People at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19

o People 65 years and older

o People living in nursing homes or long-term care facilities

o People with chronic lung disease like asthma and COPD

o People with serious heart conditions

o People who are immunocompromised

o Severe obesity

o People with diabetes

o People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis

o People with liver disease

· General symptoms – fever, cough, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell.

· Symptoms requiring immediate medical attention are trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion or inability to arouse, bluish lips or face (this is due to a decrease in oxygen circulating in the blood).

· A more serious complication that has evolved is the high rate of blood clotting in severe cases of coronavirus. Patients have experienced embolisms, heart attacks, and other problems caused by blood clots.

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