Fever and cough are the most common symptoms of COVID-19.
Shortness of breath, which is also common, is often the most dangerous.
Smaller groups of patients report additional symptoms like muscle pain, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell.
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When the novel coronavirus was first identified in China, patients seemed to develop at least one of three symptoms: fever, a dry cough, and shortness of breath. The data was skewed, however, by the fact that most patients being tested for the virus had severe cases that required hospitalization.
As the virus grew to pandemic proportions, doctors have detected additional symptoms, including among mild or moderate cases. Some patients reported fatigue and muscle aches, while others developed purple, swollen toes that appeared frostbitten.
Scientists also discovered that the