New Coronavirus Symptoms Including Diarrhea And Runny Nose Added To Official List

Three new Covid-19 symptoms have been officially listed by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

ew coronavirus symptoms including diarrhea and runny nose added to official list
new coronavirus symptoms including diarrhea and runny nose added to official list

The current symptoms for coronavirus are a high fever, a new and persistent cough and a sudden loss of taste or smell.

The pandemic has seen over 43,000 Brits die in hospitals, with the death toll for the country likely far higher.

CDC’s new addition of symptoms could also reveal whether you have already had Covid-19.

New symptoms placed on the list include a runny nose or congestion , nausea and diarrhoea .

Coughing, fever, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell and sore throat were already included on the list.

The new symptoms are likely to appear between two to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

The CDC reports that anyone with the following symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • A cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhoea


“This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19,” the website states.


The US federal department also warned: “Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.”

This comes as almost 10million people have been infected by the disease worldwide with nearly 500,000 deaths.

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