The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has kept the public informed about the symptoms of coronavirus since the pandemic started. Initially, they warned against three main symptoms, including cough, shortness of breath and fever. As the coronavirus has spread across the nation, the medical field has learned more about how to detect and differentiate the virus. As a result, the CDC’s list of common symptoms has now grown by a total of six. Keep yourself informed and read about all six of the symptoms below.
6. Body Chills
One of the newer symptoms listed by the CDC for coronavirus includes experiencing chills or having trouble getting warm. This is also a common symptom of the flu. To understand the differences between COVID-19 and the flu, read How Flu Deaths and Other Common Killers Compare with Coronavirus.
5. Body Chills Followed by Shaking
According to the CDC, if your body chills are followed by persistent shaking, this is a further indication you may have the coronavirus.
4. Muscle Aches
Similar to the flu, coronavirus can also cause muscle aches and discomfort. Don’t mistake your back pain from working at home for the coronavirus! See this article for advice on The Single Best Way to Ease Your Lower Back Pain.
While headaches are common, the CDC explains that combined with other symptoms on this list, it could be a sign of the coronavirus.
2. Sore Throat
If you’re experiencing a sore throat, it could in fact be from the virus. The CDC says that a sore throat can be a result of the virus entering the body through your nasal passage.
1. Loss of Sense of Smell or Taste
The CDC has recently announced that changes to your senses, including a loss or change in your sense of smell or taste, are correlated to COVID-19.Related: COVID-19 15 Ways to Protect Yourself