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COVID-19 virus: CDC adds 6 new Symptoms of COVID-19 to its List

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have added six new COVID-19 symptoms to watch out for.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added 6 new symptoms of the coronavirus disease 2019 or the COVID-19. The federal agency continues to report and study about the new virus, CDC announced on Sunday that it identified 6 new symptoms.

Previously, the CDC released a set of symptoms that may appear to COVID-19 positive cases. This includes:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness breath
  • Difficulty breathing

After further investigation, the CDC added these 6 symptoms:

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

The symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. “People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness,” said CDC.

The CDC also said that 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.

COVID-19 is highly contagious and potentially deadly. CDC urges people to seek medical attention if you have any of these emergency warning signs:

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

Some experts have also said that people who recover from the coronavirus could develop immunity to the virus, at least in the short term. But the World Health Organization said there is currently no evidence to support that theory.