80%-90% patients can be managed at home with home isolation and SpO2 (oxygen) , Pulse and Temperature monitoring at home even if CT scan showing pneumonia.
Following symptoms/signs suggests admission to avoid getting more critical before admission in hospital.
- Breathing difficultly at rest or with limited activity (like going bathroom)
- Oxygen level (at rest/after 5min walk) – SpO2 <94-95%
- Generalized weakness (unable to get up from bed)
- Severe vomiting and unable to eat anything
- Persistent high grade fever not relieved after taking paracetamol as well
High risk patients e.g. elderly, diabetic, heart disease patients with CT scan moderate-severe involvement may be advised admission without above symptoms as well for better monitoring.
Younger patients may have fever upto 10-12 days , after 7-8 days frequency/Intensity may decrease but can persists upto 12-14 days and it doesn’t require admission if relieved with paracetamol.
Fever , cough, weakness, decreased appetite etc (any of them in single/combination) may persist upto 8-14 days and it doesn’t require admission.
More fever initially upto 7-8 days in younger patients is due to good immunity , your body is fighting with virus to get rid of it and you don’t need to worry for it if only fever.