6 clusters of Covid-19 symptoms

The researchers say they have been able to group symptoms into six divisions, which they say could indicate how unwell a patient could become.

Their six suggested clusters are:

1. Flu-like with no fever: Headache, loss of smell, muscle pains, cough, sore throat, chest pain, no fever.

2. Flu-like with fever: Headache, loss of smell, cough, sore throat, hoarseness, fever, loss of appetite.

3. Gastrointestinal: Headache, loss of smell, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, sore throat, chest pain, no cough.

4. Severe level one, fatigue: Headache, loss of smell, cough, fever, hoarseness, chest pain, fatigue.

5. Severe level two, confusion: Headache, loss of smell, loss of appetite, cough, fever, hoarseness, sore throat, chest pain, fatigue, confusion, muscle pain.

6. Severe level three, abdominal and respiratory: Headache, loss of smell, loss of appetite, cough, fever, hoarseness, sore throat, chest pain, fatigue, confusion, muscle pain, shortness of breath, diarrhoea, abdominal pain.

Severity indicators

The six categories represent a spectrum of breathing difficulties. Understanding this range could help with clinical management and matching patients with the right care effectively and efficiently.

Analyzing patient-provided information on symptoms and their outcomes, the research team says that while 16% of Group 1 patients were admitted to hospital, almost half of those in Group 6 were.

They also found that patients in 4, 5 and 6 tended to be older, and were more likely to have pre-existing conditions ranging from diabetes to obesity.

The specific combination of symptoms reported by a patient was found to be a potential indicator of whether they would become severely ill. more  

The worst part in COVID is that nobody knows when one with minor complication will be serious or die within 1-2 days. That along-with it's highly contiguous nature has turned the disease to worst in century. more  
The 3 symptoms headache, cough, sore throat are common in all the 6 clusters . So when one experiences advisable to seek medical help to start therapy early and get cured . more  
2 days back we heard Dr. Randeep Gularia answering queries to the anchor in NDTV & 9.30PM : Q: Is wearing mask while exercising harmful and reduce oxygen intake, and recycle carbo dioxide into the lungs from the mask ?
A: If sufficient distance is maintained right through the exercise period ,there will be less chances of Virus infecting .
Wearing a mask will not prevent oxygen intake . more  
Good update. Helpful. Thank you!!

What are the likelihood situation scenes for persons who are taking precautions reasonably well?
[Average predictions is what I'm asking - average likelihood. For example, a person not wearing mask regularly, but practicing social distancing, hand sanitizing, but getting food delivered at home?]
And similar combinations thereof - if thought has been applied to these behavioral aspects.
Any reader who has an idea, kindly respond with details, please.
Thank you, and with best regards - Dr. Param Singh, Pune; 7387098556 more  
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