CDC adds six new COVID-19 symptoms

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its list of COVID-19 symptoms with six new possible indicators.

In addition to the previously cited fever, coughing, and shortness of breath, the CDC has now added: chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and a new loss of taste or smell.

“Any of the now nine symptoms may appear anywhere from 2-14 days after exposure to the virus,” according to the CDC website. The site also stated that people with COVID-19 tend to have a wide range of symptoms that range from mild to severe.

The CDC warns that medical attention should be sought immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms:

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

“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,” according to the CDC.

Recently, a new statewide website was launched to provide Minnesotans with an interactive screening tool to determine if they need a test and also help find testing locations.

Stay up-to-date on the COVID-19 outbreak in Minnesota by going to the state dashboard: