Although fever is one of the most common symptoms recorded with both COVID and dengue, it also holds the key to differentiating between the two infections.
Usually, the fever associated with COVID-19 is said to be low or moderate grade, touching a 102 degrees Fahrenheit max., and can be managed with the use of medicines like paracetamols.
On the contrary, fever recorded during dengue infection can rise considerably high, going as high as 103-105 degrees Fahrenheit. This could be accompanied by other severe symptoms that could require intensive treatment.
Furthermore, as compared to COVID fever, which can come and go, a fever associated with dengue can be persistent. That said, the kind of fever you have can help predict whether you have COVID-19 or dengue.