The novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout the United States, bringing millions of cases and thousands of hospitalizations to cities and states from one coast to the other.

Now, we’re heading into winter, when the sniffles and chills might be more common due to the common cold, the flu and just general cold temperatures. But it’s never too early to consider what symptoms might be related to COVID-19.

The Washington Post reviewed a number of research papers and studies to identify 12 different symptoms to watch out for when it comes to COVID-19. Many of these symptoms have been highlighted by health experts for months, and they won’t necessarily surprise you. But it’s always a good reminder to review the symptoms as we head into the winter months.

  1. Fever.
  2. Cough.
  3. Shortness of breath.
  4. Chills.
  5. Fatigue.
  6. Muscle aches.
  7. Headache.
  8. Loss of taste or smell.
  9. Sore throat.
  10. Congestion.
  11. Runny nose.
  12. Stomach issues.

A new symptom?

Scientists at the University of Barcelona have warned of a new potential COVID-19 symptom earlier this week, which they deemed a sensation in the nose, as I wrote about for the Deseret News. The strange sensation is something like nasal dryness.

New COVID-19 symptom: Something strange happening in your nose

Consider the asymptomatic

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new guidance about the novel coronavirus that asymptomatic people are more likely to spread the virus than anyone else because they don’t have any symptoms, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.

  • “Most SARS-CoV-2 infections are spread by people without symptoms.
  • “CDC and others estimate that more than 50% of all infections are transmitted from people who are not exhibiting symptoms.
  • “This means at least half of new infections come from people likely unaware they are infectious to others.”
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