What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The symptoms of COVID-19 can vary widely. Some people have no symptoms or very mild symptoms. Others have symptoms that are very severe. 

Here are the most common symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Bringing up more saliva and mucus
  • Shortness of breath

And here are some less common symptoms:

Any one of these symptoms, even the less common ones, could mean that you have COVID. Call your doctor to discuss testing. Also, know that you can be infected and get other people sick even if you don’t have symptoms.

If you have any of these severe symptoms, call 911:

  • Trouble breathing,
  • Bluish lips or face,
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest,
  • New confusion,
  • Inability to wake up or stay awake.


Last update: June 17, 2020, 2:30 pm ET

Science review: ERS, JAB