Be aware of any comorbidity-associated risk for clinical deterioration and severe disease
Monitor your patient with mild or moderate COVID-19 closely and consider the most appropriate setting of care and management. Take into account comorbidity-associated risk factors for developing severe disease including:
Age >60 years
Chronic lung disease
Chronic kidney disease
The World Health Organization recommends you include pulse oximetry monitoring for your non-hospitalised patient with symptomatic non-severe COVID-19 with risk factors for severe disease, which include the comorbidities listed above.
Consider discussing your patient with the specialist team managing their long-term condition and/or referring to other healthcare professionals in the multidisciplinary team.
Multidisciplinary collaborative care is recommended for older people with COVID-19 to help ensure all aspects of care (including comorbidities) are adequately addressed.