NATIONWIDE – As more states and countries ease their lockdown orders amid the coronavirus pandemic, more people are taking advantage of returning to their lives outside of their homes.
What You Need To Know
- CDC provides growing list of symptoms
- Symptoms can appear in as little as two days after exposure
- The average is 5-6 days after exposure for symptoms to appear
- People encouraged to self-quarantine, contact primary doctor
The number of deaths in the U.S. has reached over 120,000, while a total of 2.3 million have contracted the virus and 740,000 people have recovered, as of Thursday.
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With the risk of more person-to-person contact in the coming summer months, you may be wondering how to personally track your exposure or any possible symptoms.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the respiratory symptoms of COVID-19 typically appear in an average of five to six days after exposure, but also may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure.
The CDC has provided a growing list of symptoms including loss of taste and smell, headaches, chills, repeated shakes along with chills, sore throat, and muscle aches. Fever, shortness of breath and cough still remain telltale signs of COVID-19 illness.
If you are experiencing symptoms, most cities are now providing more accessible testing like drive-thrus, but it is encouraged that you contact your primary care physician first.
People who believe they may be sick are also encouraged to self-quarantine for at least 14 days.