What You Need to Know
- Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.
- Older adults and people with serious underlying conditions, such as heart or lung disease or diabetes, appear to be at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19.
Watch for symptoms
Symptoms reported by people with COVID-19 range from those with mild symptoms to those who become seriously ill. Symptoms can appear 2 to 14 days after being exposed to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills Cough Difficulty breathing (feeling short of breath)
- Muscle and body aches
- Recent loss of smell or taste
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.