AUSTIN, Texas - Symptoms for coronavirus COVID-19 include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. These, of course, are similar to the common cold and flu.
Expect a common cold to start out with a sore or scratchy throat, cough, runny and/or stuffy nose. Flu symptoms are more intense and usually come on suddenly, and can include a high fever. Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear more slowly. They usually include fever, a dry cough and noticeable shortness of breath, according to the World Health Organization. A minority of cases develop pneumonia, and the disease is especially worrisome for the elderly and those with other medical problems such as high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes or heart conditions.
Right now there's one big difference between flu and coronavirus: A vaccine exists to help prevent the flu and it's not too late to get it. It won't protect you from catching the coronavirus but may put you in a better position to fight it.To protect yourself, wash your hands well and often, keep them away from your face, and avoid crowds and standing close to people.
And if you do find yourself showing any of these flu or coronavirus symptoms - don't go straight to your doctor's office. That just risks making more people sick, officials urge. Call ahead, and ask if you need to be seen and where.
Below is a list of all county-reported cases so far.
As of May 22, Bastrop County has confirmed 169 positive cases and two deaths from COVID-19 coronavirus. They have also reported 51 recoveries.
As of May 22, Blanco County has 7 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 6 recoveries. There have been no deaths reported in the county, as of now.
As of May 22, Bexar County has 2371 positive cases of COVID-19. According to the county, there have been 62 recorded deaths and1200 have recovered.
As of May 22, Bell County has 278 confirmed cases and three reported deaths. The county has also reported 165 recoveries and 3 deaths.
As of May 22, Burnet County has 29 positive COVID-19 cases and 14 recoveries.
As of May 22, Comal County has 81 positive cases of COVID-19. Comal County has also reported 56 recovered cases and 6 deaths in the county.
As of May 22, Fayette County is reporting 33 confirmed cases of COVID-19. So far, 12 people have recovered in the county and there have been 2 deaths.
As of May 22, Guadalupe County has 114 positive cases of COVID-19. Guadalupe County has also reported 91 recovered cases.
As of May 22, Hays County has 266 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The county has also reported 158 recovered cases and 3 deaths.
As of May 22, Llano County has 3 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 3 recoveries.
As of May 22, Austin-Travis County has 2,712 confirmed coronavirus cases. So far, 83 people have died in the county.
As of May 22, Williamson County has 528 confirmed coronavirus cases. So far, 294 people have recovered in the county. Williamson County has also reported 21 deaths.
FOX 7 Austin is working to keep you up to date with coronavirus, with both local and national developments. Every weekday we're live at 1 p.m. with a special show reporting the latest news, prevention tips and treatment information.
You can also get the latest COVID-19 news from around the country at coronavirusnow.com.