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List of COVID-19 Symptoms Reaches 9: CDC Adds 6 More

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Author name: Lee Health

As the pandemic continues to spread, so grows the list of its symptoms. On April 24, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added six symptoms to its coronavirus list.

The original list included known symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Here are the new symptoms:

  1. Chills
  2. Repeated shaking with chills
  3. Muscle pain
  4. Headache
  5. Sore throat
  6. New loss of taste or smell

The CDC says these symptoms can appear two to 14 days after exposure to the coronavirus. The CDC also updated its original symptom "shortness of breath" to "shortness of breath or difficulty breathing."

Dr. Stephanie Stovall, infection prevention medical director with Lee Health, cautions that although you may have one or more of these symptoms, that doesn’t mean you have coronavirus.

“It’s important to remember that these are symptoms of many other health issues, as well, including the flu,” Dr. Stovall says. “If you’re feeling ill, call your health care provider. Don’t wait.”

The CDC recommends that you should seek medical attention when you or someone you care for develops emergency warning signs, such as having trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, bouts of new confusion, or you’re unable to arouse and your lips or face are bluish.

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