CDC adds new coronavirus symptoms

The data we have for the coronavirus has been evolving since day one. We’ve learned about how long it can survive on  surfaces like shoes for several days and we’re learning more and more about things like the widespread presence of antibodies. 

Well now, the CDC is officially recognizing new symptoms of the coronavirus. Initially, the CDC recognized the following:  

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

They have since added new symptoms that you’ll want to be one the lookout for. 

  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

There are more types of symptoms that have been reported though.

For example, there are “CO-VID toes” which are when kids (with no apparent symptoms) develop purple, blue, and red lesions on their toes and sometimes even on their fingers.

There’s something known as “fizzing” which is when you experience a strange buzzing/burning sensation throughout your body.

Many people have also experienced stomach and digestions issues, such as diarrhea, vomiting, or belly pain.

There have also been reports of “red eyes” associated with coronavirus in the elderly in at least one instance. 

Many times I’m assuming there isn’t enough data to confirm these symptoms as official CO-VID symptoms but I think it’s a good idea to keep tabs on the different types of symptoms that could emerge, even if some are less common. 

The CDC also provided information meant to help guide you as to when you need to seek medical attention immediately. Here are those symptoms. 

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive.