What is COVID-19?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

How do members experience COVID-19?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with COVID-19*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for COVID-19*

Who has COVID-19 on PatientsLikeMe?


Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 55
30s 97
40s 146
50s 148
60s 121
70+ 49

Distribution of sex


Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 228
Female 369