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Symptoms: Coronavirus, cold, or flu?

Posted at 2:42 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 17:42:14-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Here's a breakdown of the differences between cold, flu, and coronavirus symptoms. Information comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Headaches
  • Body aches


  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

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  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

What to do if you are sick.


The Health District is reminding the public that flu and other respiratory illnesses are circulating in Clark County. It is understandable that people who are sick may want to be tested for COVID-19. However, not everyone who feels ill needs to be tested.

Health care providers or the Health District determine who should be tested based on an individuals specific symptoms and circumstances. People who have mild symptoms such as a cough or fever should stay home and away from other people.

The Health District is working with its health care and community partners to ensure there are strong public health measures in place to respond to COVID-19 in the community.

Updates about COVID-19 are also available by calling the Health District’s Information Line at 702-759-INFO(4636) or 1-866-767-5038.

Learn more on the Southern Nevada Health District website: SNHD.info.

Learn more on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: CDC.gov.

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