Confirmed COVID-19 cases may develop varying symptoms. What should be done at each stage and when is recovery determined?
COVID-19 SymptomsThe most common symptoms experienced by COVID-19 patients resemble influenza and it is likely that one or more of them will appear over the course of the disease
Severity and At-Risk GroupsDifferent conditions of patients
IsolationIf you tested positive on a COVID-19 test, you are required to stay in isolation and under medical supervision until you receive a certificate of recovery
Treatment and Medical CareCurrently there is no specific treatment for COVID-19, only care for alleviating or easing some of the symptoms. Fever can be lowered, pains can be relieved and coughing can be…
Pregnancy and BreastfeedingIf you are pregnant and you've been infected with coronavirus, or if you have symptoms that may be consistent with COVID-19, you need to consult your primary care physician
Who is Considered RecoveredRecovered cases are those with a positive PCR test result or a positive result on a rapid test taken at an authorized testing site, who after recovering received a certificate…
Long COVIDAccording to estimates, a significant portion of those infected with coronavirus will experience phenomena that may linger for weeks or months after recovery and make it more difficult for them…
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
COVID-19 in pregnant women
If you are pregnant and you've been infected with coronavirus, or if you have symptoms that may be consistent with COVID-19, you need to consult your primary care physician. Pregnant women infected with coronavirus are at risk for blood clots, especially if have additional risk factors, so you may receive clot-preventing treatment.
According to the information gathered so far, it seems that the virus is not transmitted to the fetus through the uterus and it does not affect the rate of miscarriages or congenital malformations. However, an increase in the rate of pre-term births and need for C-sections has been observed among pregnant women with risk factors who have been infected during the second or third trimester.
If you experience contractions or bleeding or if you feel a decline in fetal movement, consult your primary care physician over the phone or get evacuated to the ER in a Magen David Adom ambulance. During the ambulance dispatch call, you are required to inform the operator that the person requiring evacuation is a confirmed COVID-19 patient.
Breastfeeding with COVID-19
If you are sick with COVID-19 and you breastfeed, you can continue breastfeeding, since the virus is not transmitted by breast milk. Before breastfeeding, make sure that you sanitize your hands and your breast and cover your nose and mouth with a mask. When you're not caring for the baby or breastfeeding, keep a distance of 2 meters from the baby.