Covid-19 symptoms and when to ask for emergency assistance

Pay attention to COVID-19 symptoms

People with COVID-19 report a variety of symptoms-from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with the following symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Loss of new taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. As we learn more about COVID-19, the CDC will continue to update this list.

Corona Symptoms

When to seek emergency medical assistance

Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19*. If anyone shows any of the following signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Persistent chest pain or pressure
  • New confusion
  • Unable to wake up or stay awake
  • Blue lips or face

*This list of COVID-19 symptoms is not all possible symptoms. If you experience other serious or related symptoms, please call your healthcare provider.

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