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CDC adds six symptoms to Covid List


April 29, 2020

The CDC has added several new symptoms to its already existing list of symptoms for COVID-19.

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

• Cough

• Fever (100.4 or higher)

• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

The list has now been expanded to include the following:

• Chills

• Repeated shaking with chills

• Muscle pain

• Headache

• Sore throat

• New loss of taste or smell

People with any of these symptoms should contact their local medical provider. The CDC stresses that the “emergency warning signs” for COVID-19 are shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion or inability to arouse and 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 face-covering before medical help arrives.


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