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The long-term effects of COVID-19 are unknown. Document your health with our symptom tracker.

Key information about CovApp

Take a simple online test in the newly developed app for quick and easy help deciding the appropriate course of action.

Who should get tested?

There’s a wide range of potential symptoms for a coronavirus infection. Many symptoms are similar to those of other respiratory infections like the seasonal flu, e.g. dry cough and fever.

The CovApp online test was developed in cooperation with Charité and determines the likelihood that you’re infected with the new coronavirus. It helps you decide the appropriate measures to take and if you should get tested by a doctor.

What does CovApp determine?

The online test asks about symptoms and risk factors associated with a coronavirus infection. Your results tell you in a clear and simple way if a coronavirus infection is suspected and if you should visit an examination center. The online test will take you about 3 minutes.

You can find more information about test factors and symptoms below.

What do my test results mean?

CovApp is available in multiple languages

We’re continuing to support the international community in the fight against COVID-19 by offering CovApp in different languages. Each translation of the app includes region-specific information on contacting healthcare providers and local authorities. Now people in countries worldwide can access CovApp and get help deciding the appropriate measures to take during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click any flag below for CovApp in your language.

Who developed CovApp?

CovApp was developed by Data4Life in cooperation with the Charité and is supported by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG), and the Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA). The goal of this joint initiative is to help people assess their own symptoms and decide the appropriate measures to take.

The quick and easy online test asks questions about medically relevant symptoms and underlying medical conditions. If you decide to visit an examination center, bring your test results with you to have your important medical information on hand. This helps hospitals and examination centers use resources efficiently and effectively, making them available for the people who need them most.

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What do my test results mean?

The results of CovApp help you decide the appropriate course of action based on your individual situation. The online test asks about symptoms of respiratory illnesses, potential contact with confirmed cases, and known risk factors, e.g. chronic illnesses or smoking.

Travel activity no longer plays as much of a role in evaluating your case as it did at the beginning of the pandemic. The online test not only helps you with decision-making, but also provides concrete information on what your results mean for your everyday life. By asking about your age and living situation, it can recommend better ways to deal with the current situation.

Symptoms of a corona infection and the common flu are very similar, so here’s a table that highlights some of the differences:

Legend: +++ often, ++ less often, + sometimes, / (rather) rare

Age
Age
Living situation
Living situation
Contacts
Contacts
Risk factors
Risk factors
Symptoms
Symptoms
Symptoms COVID-19 Influenza Cold
Fever +++ +++ /
Cough +++ +++ ++
Shortness of breath + / /
Running nose/Sniff + + +++
Sneezing / / +++
Sore throat + + +++
Aches and pains + +++ +++
Headache + +++ +
Fatigue ++ +++ +
Diarrhea + + /
Itchy eyes / / /
Loss of smell + / /
Symptoms COVID-19 Influenza Cold
Fever +++ +++ /
Cough +++ +++ ++
Shortness of breath + / /
Running nose/Sniff + + +++
Sneezing / / +++
Sore throat + + +++
Aches and pains + +++ +++
Headache + +++ +
Fatigue ++ +++ +
Diarrhea + + /
Itchy eyes / / /
Loss of smell + / /
Scroll left to view more of the table ⬅️
Start tracking your symptoms now

Every day counts if you would like to record a complete history of your coronavirus symptoms. Your personal symptom report can help you manage your health during the COVID-19 pandemic and keep track of your current situation for future reference.

Find out more about our symptom tracker in the Data4Life app and start documenting your symptoms today.

More on symptom tracking

Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

These options are available if you have reason to suspect infection.

The fast and simple option: Take a free online test with CovApp, developed together with Charité. Time required: ca. 3 minutes.

*Only patients with symptoms should visit an examination center.

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Contact your general practitioner
Contact your general practitioner
Call 116 117
Call 116 117
Contact the department of health
Contact the department of health
Go to the hospital*
Go to the hospital*
For acute, life-threatening emergencies, call 112
For acute, life-threatening emergencies, call 112
You’re a developer or want to help corona screening worldwide? The CovApp is now open source.

Together with Charité we’ve decided to open further development of CovApp to the world. Now you, as a developer, hospital, or institute, can build upon this technology to help people stay healthy. The source code is available at GitHub. For more information and documentation, see d4l.io. Do your part to help others get through the corona crisis and decide the appropriate measures to take during these challenging times.

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Would you like to embed CovApp on your own website with an iFrame?

Doctors, private practices, and hospitals can benefit directly from CovApp by embedding our widget on their own websites. The CovApp widget is an iFrame that can be easily integrated into every website.

Doctor’s offices can use the widget to inform patients if they should visit the practice, reducing excessive phone calls and freeing up personnel. After patients complete the CovApp questionnaire, doctors can supply patients with further information, advising them to book an appointment, come directly, or visit an examination center. Hospitals can use the CovApp widget to decrease processing times for suspected coronavirus cases and improve patient turnover.

Embedding the iFrame on your website requires some HTML knowledge. Please consult your website administrator if you need help.

With your consent, we will analyze your behaviour on the website to improve the website for all users. If you consent to the transmission of analysis data, click “Accept”. You can use the website without giving consent to analyze your behaviour. For further information, visit the privacy policy.

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  • Data4Life is certified by the
    German Federal Office for Information Security
    (BSI) as ISO 27001 compliant
    on the basis of “IT-Grundschutz.”