The CDC released an updated list of COVID-19 symptoms Monday, adding six new ones to the list.
The new symptoms include:
- repeated shaking with chills
- muscle pain
- sore throat
- the loss of taste or smell
Previously, the official symptoms list only included fever, cough and shortness of breath.
The agency also updated new warning signs for those who think they may have been exposed. Patients should get immediate medical attention if they have trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion or inability to be aroused, or if lips or face appear bluish.
Researchers say that although the virus is usually respiratory, it can present in different ways. It has also been associated with strokes, neurological symptoms and diarrhea in some patients.