The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added new COVID-19 symptoms, that include among others, feeling foggy, acting differently, or confused.
FLORIDA — The list of top symptoms of COVID-19 –such as fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath often misses the fact that COVID-19 can present a longer list of symptoms.
The new symptoms added to the list by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) include:
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Nausea or vomiting
- Feeling foggy or confused
- Acting differently, abnormal behavior
- An inability to wake or stay awake
Other symptoms of the illness include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
Most people begin to experience symptoms two to 14-days following exposure to the virus. According to the CDC, the symptoms can range from mild to severe; some people may be asymptomatic.
However, the CDC warns that these lists do not include all possible symptoms, and says that the lists will continue to be updated as more is learned about coronavirus.
Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions such as heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19, according to the CDC.
Emergency Warning Signs for COVID-19
If someone is showing any of these symptoms, seek emergency medical care immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
The CDC warns that this list does not include all possible symptoms, and urges people to call their medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
It also instructs them to call 911 or call ahead to their local emergency facility to notify the operator that they are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.