Coronavirus, Lungs, Public Health

Be on the lookout for a wider range of COVID-19 symptoms, health officials say

Public Health Insider, Public Health – Seattle & King County

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As researchers continue to learn more about COVID-19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just added six new symptoms to its list of known COVID-19 symptoms.  

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. 
People with the following symptoms may have COVID-19: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

They may also have COVID-19 if they have at least two of these symptoms: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or a new loss of taste or smell. 

Public Health—Seattle & King County encourages everyone to contact their healthcare provider if they experience these symptoms. 
For healthcare providers, clinicians should use their judgment to determine if a patient has signs and symptoms compatible with COVID-19 and whether the patient should be tested.

Most patients with confirmed COVID-19 have developed respiratory illness (e.g., cough, difficulty breathing) and fever, but some people may present with other symptoms as well. 
For more information about symptoms, testing and care, click here