The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added to its list of COVID-19 (coronavirus) symptoms.
According to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website, the CDC’s “Symptoms of Coronavirus” list had only three symptoms: fever, cough, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
As of Saturday (April 25), the health institute has extended its initial list with six new potential symptoms. They are: chills, headache, sore throat, muscle pain, new loss of taste or smell, and repeated shaking with chills. Per the CDC website, these symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
Experiencing such symptoms is only a potential sign that you may have a COVID-19 coronavirus infection as some of these symptoms are also consistent with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). However, the CDC advises those who experience the following “emergency warning signs for COVID-19” seek immediate medical attention: trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, and bluish lips or face.
Albeit unconfirmed as a symptom of COVID-19, Forbes reported stomachache and diarrhea as well as certain eye symptoms could be early signs of the novel virus as well. Two other patients also experienced only fever and urticaria (hives) before testing positive for coronavirus.
As of Sunday morning (April 26), the United States remains the most-infected country in the world, with nearly 1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 (960,896, precisely) and over 54,200 people having died from the disease.