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5 emergency warning signs for COVID-19

Google has provided new information about COVID-19 you need to be aware of now

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Utah National Guard soldiers time rapid tests as they wait for results at the COVID-19 test facility at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City on Monday, March 8, 2021.

Utah National Guard soldiers time rapid tests as they wait for results at the COVID-19 test facility at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City on Monday, March 8, 2021.

Steve Griffin, Deseret News

Google has a slew of information about symptoms you might suffer from the novel coronavirus, and that includes emergency warning signs for COVID-19 that require you to seek immediate medical attention.

What’s going on?

When searching for “COVID symptoms” on Google, you will find a page that lists a number of symptoms for the novel coronavirus. But the page also lists five emergency warning signs for COVID-19 that require immediate medical attention.

Those emergency signs include:

  • Trouble with breathing
  • Pain or pressure in the chest
  • New levels of confusion
  • Inability to stay awake or wake up from sleep
  • Gray, pale or blue skin

Health officials recommend seeking immediate medical attention if you suffer from these issues, according to Google.

Bigger picture

Googling your COVID-19 symptoms might actually help researchers understand the coronavirus more, The Washington Post reports. Google first said in fall 2020 it would share all the data to help researchers learn more about COVID-19 and to predict potential hotspots in the future. Researchers have already begun using the data.