At the time of reporting, there are over 168,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, now officially known as COVID-19, worldwide.
In Australia alone, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has risen to over 370, while five people have died from the virus.
As cases of the virus continue to rise worldwide, people have started to come forward and share their experiences.
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From no symptoms at all to brutal aches and pains, the symptoms and experiences of patients with COVID-19 seem to vary on a case-by-case basis.
In over 80 per cent of cases of COVID-19, the symptoms are mild and very similar to a common cold or flu.
“The most common symptoms that people will get are fever and a cough,” Dr Sanjaya Senanayake, an infectious diseases physician and Associate Professor at the…