A GP has explained exactly how Covid symptoms are likely to play out day by day.
On the second day of infection, the GP explained that all of these symptoms may persist, but you may also feel “a lot worse”.
The doctor added: “It’s possible that some of the symptoms you didn’t feel on the first day end up manifesting later on, but, again, everyone’s experience with the virus is different.”
Dr Uys shared that some people may find that their symptoms become “more severe” over time, while others will recover relatively quickly on their own.
Furthermore, some people might not experience these “more obvious symptoms”.
“Many are asymptomatic or find that only their sense of taste or smell has been impaired,” Dr Uys added.
However, once you identify any signs of Covid, the GP recommended stopping or minimising contact with people from vulnerable groups, such as elderly family members or friends with autoimmune disorders.
“If the test comes back positive, you would ideally self-isolate until the infection has run its course.
“If your symptoms worsen and you feel you cannot breathe, seek urgent medical attention.”