The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) has released a revised list of some common COVID-19 symptoms.
Please pay special attention to these symptoms, especially if you’re 65 or older, suffer from an underlying condition like lung, kidney, or heart disease, or diabetes, or have compromised immunity.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
If you are elderly or have any of these symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider. Begin self-isolation whatever your age.
If you have any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19, try to stay calm and call 911, or get medical attention immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
If you call 911 with a medical emergency, please notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives.