April 27, 2020 | 9:51am | Updated April 27, 2020 | 11:13am
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its list of symptoms for the coronavirus, adding six new possible indicators of the deadly bug.
The CDC now recognizes chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell as possible symptoms of COVID-19.
Previously, the public health institute associated the symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing with the disease.
“People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported — ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness,” the CDC says on its website, noting that the symptoms “may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.”
The CDC says emergency warning signs of COVID-19 include trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse and bluish lips or face.
The agency advises that anyone experiencing those symptoms should seek medical attention immediately.
The coronavirus has infected more than 965,000 people in the US and has killed more than 54,000 in the nation, according to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.