Symptoms

Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals and humans. The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that was not seen in animals or humans before. Typically, human coronaviruses cause mild-to-moderate respiratory illnesses. Symptoms are very similar to the flu:

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

In some cases, COVID-19 can cause more severe respiratory illness.

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Bluish lips or face
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.