COVID-19 is an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that has spread worldwide. Symptoms can range from mild to severe illness. People can also be asymptomatic (no symptoms) and still spread the virus to others.

A man checks a thermometer to see if he has a fever, while holding his forehead.

Symptoms of COVID-19 may include

  • Fever or chills
  • 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
  • Diarrhea
Visit the CDC COVID-19 website for more information