Coronavirus: CDC adds three new possible COVID-19 symptoms

CDC adds three news possible coronavirus symptoms

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its master list of potential novel coronavirus symptoms in May to include three new indicators.

The most commonly reported symptoms among the nearly 2.6 million COVID-19 patients in the United States to date have been shortness of breath, cough and fever, but the list was expanded May 13 to include the following:

• Congestion or runny nose

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• Nausea or vomiting

• Diarrhea

The CDC’s list was last updated in April to add:

• Chills

• Repeated shaking with chills

• Muscle pain

• Headache

• Sore throat

• New loss of taste or smell

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 novel coronavirus.
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 novel coronavirus. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP)