Tools available to track potential coronavirus symptoms

Rome Memorial Hospital Chief Medical Officer Dr. Andrew Bushnell says many people who get coronavirus will be able to manage their symptoms at home.

Posted: Mar 24, 2020 10:34 AM
Updated: Mar 24, 2020 10:38 AM

ROME, N.Y. – Rome Memorial Hospital Chief Medical Officer Dr. Andrew Bushnell says many people who get coronavirus will be able to manage their symptoms at home.

“The vast majority of people in the community who contract coronavirus will have mild to moderate symptoms,” said Bushnell. “These patients don’t need COVID-19 testing or additional medical care because currently, there is no treatment for the virus other than supportive care for symptoms.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a ‘Coronavirus Self-Checker’ guide, which asks a series of questions to help determine if additional medical care is necessary.

Bushnell says people can also ease symptoms while self-isolating.

“If you can manage your symptoms at home with over-the-counter medications for cough and fever, stay home, rest and drink plenty of fluids,” Bushnell said. “If breathing is difficult, your symptoms worsen, or you’re at high-risk of complications, then you need to talk to your doctor or come to the Emergency Department.”

Rome Memorial Hospital has also created a tracking sheet for those who feel they are experiencing symptoms. The questions on the tracking tool relate to risk, symptoms and activity.

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