The tough part here is that children seem to have very mild symptoms, if at all.
So symptoms can range from symptoms that mimic a cold, such as a sore throat, cough, fever, and diarrhea.
It has been very rare to have a child need hospitalization because of this illness.
For your information, this is for adult symptoms:
The classic features for COVID-19 (coronavirus):
59-67% dry cough
40% loss of appetite
14-35% muscle aches
18-31% trouble breathing
27-33% increased phlegm/sputum
14% sore throat
HOWEVER -- some patients have minimal symptoms which can mimic the regular cold or flu (sore throat, diarrhea, runny nose, a low grade fever only)
Please read the USA CDC website for the latest clinical information:
The NHS guidelines ask that you self-isolate for 7 days if you have 1) a fever or 2) a new continuous cough. DO NOT go to your doctor or hospital to get this evaluated UNLESS you have significant difficulty breathing.
If you are over 70 -- staying at home (self isolation) is the best option for now to reduce your potential exposure to the coronavirus.
- Try and keep two metres / six feet (three steps) away from other people in your home - especially older people or those with long-term health conditions
- Ask friends and family and delivery services to deliver food and medicine - but avoid contact with them
- Sleep alone if possible
- Wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds on a regular basis
- Try to stay away from older people and those with long term health conditions
- Drink lots of water and take everyday painkillers - like paracetamol/acetaminophen- to deal with your symptoms
- Not have visitors and ask people to leave deliveries outside
- Not leave the house - including going for a walk or to schools or any public places