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COVID-19 Symptoms

Watch for Symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

When to Seek Medical Attention

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Trouble breathing

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

  • New confusion or inability to arouse

  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus

County Health Resources

Cameron County

Cameron County COVID-19 Helpline

  • (956) 247-3650

  • Hours: 24/7

Cameron County: COVID-19 Info

Local Health Entity

Brownsville: COVID-19 Info

Hidalgo County

Hidalgo County COVID-19 Helpline

  • 956-292-7765

  • Hours: 8AM-5PM

Hidalgo County: COVID-19 Info

Local Health Entity

Starr County

Local Health Entity

Willacy County

Local Health Entity

Valley Wide

UTRGV Health: COVID-19 Info

Palms Behavioral Health Crisis Support Line

Tropical Texas Behavioral Health 24-Hour Crisis Hotline

Texas Health Resources

Statewide COVID-19 Info

Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line

Public Health Regions

Public Health Region 11 (South Texas)

COVID-19: Local Health Entities

National Health Resources

CDC: COVID-19 Info

NIH: COVID-19 Info

NLM: MedlinePlus

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