There’s a lot of overlap between symptoms of the flu, colds and COVID-19, even though they are caused by different viruses.
All three can range from mild to severe with symptoms that vary from person-to-person. Symptoms can be different for different age groups too.
The only way to know if you have COVID-19 is to get tested.
|Loss of taste or smell||Rare||Sometimes||Rare|
|Shortness of breath||Never||Common||Rare|
|Nausea/vomiting (more common in children)||Sometimes||Uncommon||Rare|
For a detailed breakdown of the frequency of symptoms, consult COVID-19 signs, symptoms and severity of disease: A clinician guide by Health Canada.
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