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Six new coronavirus symptoms added to CDC website

The CDC had previously listed only three symptoms.

The Centers for Disease Control is advising Americans to be on the lookout for any one of nine symptoms of COVID-19.

The CDC had previously listed just three likely symptoms that signifies a coronavirus infection – fever, cough, and shortness of breath – but has since updated its website to include six more.

They are: 

  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Health officials are receiving more information every day about the virus as more and more Americans get it, some of whom not displaying the symptoms initially thought to signify the virus. 

Per the New York Times, the CDC updated its list of symptoms more than a week ago, on Apr. 18, but made no public announcement about the new symptoms.

The CDC also says that people should seek medical attention if they have trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, bluish lips or face, and "new confusion or inability to arouse."

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In Minnesota, the Department of Health launched a new website on Friday that will direct people to their nearest COVID-19 testing center. You can find the site here

As well as showing testing locations, the site also features an interactive questionnaire that gives advice on whether you should go and get a test.

Since the testing location map launched with 127 locations last week, there have since been 14 more added.

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