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CDC Adds 6 New Possible Coronavirus Symptoms

Posted by Gerald Lombardo on Monday, April 27th, 2020 at 3:15pm.

On Sunday, the CDC officially added these six symptoms to its list: chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, in addition to previously known symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

The symptoms can appear two to 14 days after exposure to COVID-19, according to the guidelines.

In addition, the CDC described a set of emergency warning signs that should warrant immediate medical attention, including trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, bluish lips or face.

This list is not totally inclusive—others who have experienced COVID-19 reported an array of symptoms, according to the CDC.

If you experience any of the nine above symptoms, you can use the CDC’s coronavirus self-checker to determine best next steps for treatment. 

More About COVID-19 Symptoms

Common symptoms:
  • fever.
  • tiredness.
  • dry cough.
Some people may experience:
  • aches and pains.
  • nasal congestion.
  • runny nose.
  • sore throat.
  • diarrhoea.
On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days. People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should self-isolate. Seek medical attention if you have a fever, a cough, and difficulty breathing. Call ahead.

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