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What Happens When You Go to the Hospital for COVID-19?

Most COVID-19 cases are treatable from home, but what happens when you go to the hospital? Explore the treatment methods, outcomes and coronavirus signs and symptoms you may encounter during your stay.

In This Article:

  • Pay attention to your coronavirus signs and symptoms to determine whether you need to go to the hospital. Emergency symptoms include trouble breathing, chest pressure, confusion, pale skin and the inability to stay awake.
  • What happens when you go to the hospital largely depends on the severity of your symptoms. Some patients require minimal intervention, while others need ventilators to help them breathe.
  • Although there is no cure, treatment may include antivirals, steroids, antibiotics or convalescent plasma, among many other methods.