Coronavirus Symptoms: CDC adds 6 new possible symptoms of COVID-19

Coronavirus New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added six new symptoms to its list of possible coronavirus symptoms. This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

COVID-19 Symptoms

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Emergency Waring Signs of Coronavirus

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

Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

The CDC has established that the virus displays symptoms including shortness of breath, fever, and coughing. The organization is also reporting that people have displayed various symptoms ranging from mild to severe illness after being exposed to the virus including chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of smell or taste.

If you have the following warning signs, the CDC urges people to seek medical attention immediately: trouble breathing, bluish lips or face, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, and inability to arouse or new confusion.

The CDC also states that this list of warning signs is not all-inclusive and people are urged to speak with their medical provider if they are exhibiting severe or concerning symptoms.


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