Public Health Insider, Public Health – Seattle & King County
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.