CDC adds 6 new possible symptoms for COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded the list of possible symptoms for the novel coronavirus.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded the list of possible COVID-19 symptoms.

The CDC reports that people with COVID–19 have had a wide range of symptoms – from mild to severe illness – and symptoms can appear anywhere between two to 14 days after being exposed to the virus.

The list of symptoms includes:

  • fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • chills
  • repeated shaking with chills
  • muscle pain
  • headaches
  • sore throat
  • new loss of taste or smell

Previously, the CDC had only listed fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

If you have any of these emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives.

For more information, you can visit the CDC website here. 

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