Symptoms

People with confirmed COVID-19 infections have a range of symptoms, from little to no symptoms to people being severely sick and dying.  People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough (new onset or worsening of chronic cough)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell

Not everyone with COVID-19 has all of these symptoms. For many, symptoms are mild, with no fever. Some people may also experience fatigue or gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain. It is important to know that you can still spread (transmit) the virus to others even if you have mild or no symptoms.

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after contact with someone who has COVID-19.

What to do if you are sick.