It’s no secret that COVID-19 has evolved over the course of this pandemic. With the Delta variant now active in many communities, it’s crucial we understand how to identify symptoms of COVID-19 in adults and children.
“Children tend to have a milder illness, yet some can develop complications requiring hospitalizations and can transmit the virus to others,” said Dr. Sandy Patel, Beaumont pediatrician. “If your child is showing signs of symptoms, parents should contact their pediatrician for evaluation and guidance.”
According to the CDC, COVID-19 symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. These are some of the most common symptoms in both adults and children: