Six new symptoms have been added to the existing list of symptoms for coronavirus disease by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
Prior to this discovery, the known symptoms of Coronavirus were fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
But the CDC has added six more conditions that may come with the disease: chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.
According to CDC, the expanded symptoms list could prove important due to the limited number of test kits available, typically those seeking a test must first show these symptoms.
It was reported last month that loss of smell and taste were reported by some people with COVID-19. Patients with the disease caused by the coronavirus have also reported muscle pain, chills, and headache.
The CDC has said symptoms usually appear within two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. It pointed out that the “emergency warning signs” for COVID-19 are troubled breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, or inability to arouse and bluish lips or face. People with any of these symptoms should seek medical attention immediately, the CDC says.
The coronavirus has proved highly contagious and potentially deadly, but the vast majority of people who become infected will show either no symptoms or only mild ones.