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COVID-19 Can Make You Feel Sick

COVID-19 Can Make You Feel Sick
Updated Apr. 30, 2021

Things to Know about COVID-19

Some people with COVID-19 feel fine.
Some people with COVID-19 feel bad.
Some people with COVID-19 get very sick.
People with other health problems may get very sick.
Get help if you feel very sick.

People with COVID-19 Get Sick in Different Ways

Some people have a hard time breathing.
Some people have fever or chills.
Some people cough.
Some people feel tired.
Some people have muscles that hurt.
Some people have a headache.
Some people have a sore throat.
Some people have a stuffy or runny nose.
Some people have an upset stomach.
Some people have diarrhea.
Some people have a loss of taste.
Some people have a loss of smell.

Original Guidance: Symptoms of Coronavirus


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