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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tripled the number of coronavirus symptoms it lists on its website.
The federal organization previously listed fever, cough, and shortness of breath as symptoms of COVID-19. The CDC has added six additional symptoms as people “have had a wide range of symptoms reported,” it says on its website.
New symptoms for the disease now include “chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell,” the CDC said.
There are more than 869,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and nearly 50,000 deaths in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University, but this is the first time the CDC has increased the number of signs of the disease.
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Those who have “trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in their chest, new confusion, or inability to arouse or have bluish lips or face” should seek immediate medical attention, according to the CDC.
The new symptoms have been reported by many people who have had the virus. Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, who was one of the first North American athletes to be diagnosed with the disease, said after testing positive he hadn’t “been able to smell anything for the last 4 days.”
Cara Vidano, a California woman who suspected she had the virus last month after her boyfriend had a confirmed case, said her legs “were so sore.
“It was like we had run a long-distance race,” she told the Press Democrat.
CNN reporter Chris Cuomo was among those who reported having chills. He said he was shivering so much that he chipped a tooth.
Other symptoms for coronavirus may include diarrhea, skin rash, runny nose, red eyes, and fatigue.