COVID-19 Symptoms

Last updated: August 3, 2021

COVID-19 can be mild or severe, and it can affect anyone. However, some people are at higher risk for severe illness and death:

Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. People with one or more of these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • New or worsening cough
  • Fever greater than 100.0 degrees F
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • New headache, neck ache or muscle pain not related to physical activity
  • More than one episode of vomiting or diarrhea
  • Nasal congestion