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Symptom Checker for the Novel Coronavirus

Compiled and reviewed by S. Temizel, MPH, specialist for hygiene and environmental medicine, Augsburg

In this symptom checker for the novel coronavirus, we have summarised the symptoms and risk factors which may be connected to an infection with the novel coronavirus for you. They are intended to give you an initial point of reference, but they are not a substitute for an examination by medical staff.

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When should I definitely seek medical assistance?

If you experience severe acute symptoms like severe respiratory distress (difficulty breathing), acute chest pain or (temporary) impairment of consciousness, please ask for medical assistance immediately (emergency hotline 112)!

Symptom check list

How to use the symptom check list

You can use the following check list in two ways: Using the integrated check boxes, you can answer yes or no to the respective question. Below the check list is an evaluation for initial risk assessment. If you want to see a doctor based on this assessment, you also have the option to print out the completed check list using your browser and to take it with you for diagnostics.

Data Protection

Your answers to the following questions and their evaluation take place anonymously within this browser page on your device exclusively. Your information is not transferred to us or to third parties. You can find more information in our Data Protection Information.


After answering all questions in the check list, please use the following button for the evaluation:

If you want to print out this check list for a visit to a doctor, please use the following button:

Please pay attention to any new symptoms!

Please re-evaluate your situation if new symptoms occur. If the changed constellation of symptoms could indicate infection with the novel coronavirus, please contact your doctor or the on-call general practitioners if indicated. Even a previous negative test result does not rule out infection/illness at a later time. The Robert Koch-Institut recommends testing for the novel coronavirus for any kind of newly occurred symptoms affecting the airways.

Notes on methodology

Questions not answered in the affirmative are treated by this symptom checker as if answered in the negative. The recommendations in the evaluation are not changed with every answer in the questionnaire. However, all answers are valuable information for the doctor treating you.

How does infection with the novel coronavirus manifest?

The most common signs of infection are fever, a dry or also productive cough and distinct fatigue/exhaustion. However, a runny nose, a sore throat, respiratory distress (difficulty breathing), headache and aching limbs and chills can also occur – these are all symptoms which also occur in other types of colds and also with influenza. In addition, a majority of the infected persons reports sudden and temporary loss of the sense of smell or taste – this symptom is rather rare in other infectious diseases.

Cases have also been described in which the infected persons did not show any symptoms at all.

For older people and persons with chronic pre-existing diseases (lung and heart diseases, immunodeficiency, etc.) or cancer, the disease can take a severe course.

What can I do if I suspect that I have been infected with coronavirus?

If it is possible that you are infected with the novel coronavirus, please avoid packed waiting rooms. Please contact your general practitioner or the on-call practitioners by phone under the number 116117 first or contact the competent health authority. They can decide whether you should be tested. Important: The emergency rooms and hospitals are responsible for treating medical emergencies and severe diseases. Please also comply with the local rules applicable at your place of residence.

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