9 signs a patient with mild COVID-19 needs to go to hospital

Cold and clammy skin is one sign of worsening disease, according to Australia's updated living guidelines

Australia’s living COVID-19 guidelines have been updated to help GPs determine when patients need to be referred to hospital. 

The current guidance is to manage self-isolating patients with mild symptoms in a similar way to seasonal flu.

But a new decision flow-chart advises GPs to watch for the following indicators the patient needs an ambulance to go to hospital:

  1. Symptoms or signs of pneumonia.

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