Yesterday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added six additional coronavirus symptoms to its list.
Existing research and anecdotal evidence shows that COVID-19 patients may experience a wide range of symptoms. In addition to fever, cough and shortness of breath — the three original symptoms on its list — the coronavirus symptoms list has expanded to include:
- repeated shaking with chills
- muscle pain
- sore throat
- new loss of taste or smell
According to the CDC, these symptoms can appear within 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
More severe COVID-19 symptoms include trouble breathing, persistent pressure or pain in the chest, confusion, inability to arouse and bluish lips, and the CDC advises anyone who experiences them to seek medical attention immediately.