According to the CDC, people with COVID-19 can have a wide range of symptoms — ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
This list is not all-inclusive. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
If you think you or someone you know has COVID-19 symptoms, call your doctor about your symptoms and getting tested.
Important: Get medical attention immediately if you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 — like trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in your chest, or bluish lips or face.