Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by a new coronavirus first identified in December 2019. Learn the latest about COVID-19 on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, including information about the current variants on the "What You Need to Know About Variants" page.
Symptoms to Watch For
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19. This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as they learn more about COVID-19.
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
- Abdominal pain (possible symptom in children)
- Poor appetite or poor feeding (possible symptom in children)