The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added six new symptoms of the novel coronavirus to its list presented on its official website. The original list of symptoms included fever, cough and shortness of breath.
As of April 24, 2020, the CDC has included these new symptoms in its official description:
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
While some of these symptoms — mostly a loss of taste or smell — has been mentioned by individuals who have exhibited the primary symptoms or who have been diagnosed, this is the first time that the CDC has officially included the symptom among those which should be watched for.