Be on the lookout for these new emerging symptoms of COVID-19

The CDC has approved a new list of symptoms linked to the coronavirus.


Campbell Goter

New symptoms of COVID-19 are being discovered.

By now every American has heard the long list of symptoms that could be indicative that you have the coronavirus. Shortness of breath, a fever, a cough, the list goes on. But now the CDC has released a new list of six new symptoms to add to the already long list. 

The new symptoms of COVID-19 include chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, repeated shaking with chills, and headaches. These new symptoms have been reported in patients who have tested positive for the coronavirus.

These new symptoms can occur anywhere from 2 to 14 days after the time of infection. If you experience any of these symptoms, self-isolate immediately in your home so that you don’t put others at risk.

If you experience shortness of breath or any of the other symptoms to the point that you feel like it is an emergency, then go to your local emergency room. Be sure to call ahead so that the hospital can take the precautions that they need to in order to protect the other patients.

The United States has recently broken the one million mark in infections. We are currently the country with the most people infected by the coronavirus. That is why it is important to self-isolate if you are feeling any of the symptoms listed above.

The current mindset throughout the country is to hope for the best but assume the worst and do the actions needed to stop infection from yourself to others.

For more information on COVID-19, you can visit the CDC website or The Mav‘s COVID-19 Coverage page.