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This is a compilation and analysis of emerging, new and less common symptoms of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Research is compiled from news reports, medical bulletins and government updates.

The contents and analyses in this post will be updated every day to take into account new research and intelligence emerging every day from different parts of the world. Last updated: 9 AM EST, 1 PM GMT, Apr 25, 2020


The most common symptoms of Covid-19 have been widely popularized in the last few weeks – they are a persistent dry cough, high fever and shortness of breath.

In a report released end of Mar 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO), based on laboratory confirmed cases of corona virus, assessed that about 88 per cent of cases had a fever and 68 per cent had a dry cough. The next few common symptoms were fatigue, coughing up phlegm and shortness of breath.

While the above are the most common symptoms, starting around middle of March 2020, there have been select cases with unusual symptoms. People with these uncommon symptoms later on either developed the common symptoms or were diagnosed for COVID-19.

One of them, a Scot who returned to the UK from a trip to Italy, initially had severe leg pain. “I had a mild fever, I felt shivery, but the biggest symptom was aches and pains, particularly in my legs,” he was quoted as saying. Later on, he developed the more common symptoms (dry cough and fever).

Could the Scotsman’s case be a rare exception? Or are there are more exceptions in the context of coronavirus symptoms than we think there are?

And it is not just about different symptoms. In some cases (and this proportion seems to be increasing every passing day), the patients had exhibited almost no symptoms at all, or experience very mild symptoms that they ignore. Such a situation makes for a very dangerous environment that has many such silent carriers of such a deadly and fast spreading virus.

As we are still in the early stages of the Corona pandemic, it is important to get a quicker intelligence on the overall nature of the symptoms.

Just to set the priority right, the top symptoms to look for are still dry cough, fever and breathing difficulties. But early intelligence on new and less common symptoms could make a significant difference, especially if some of these symptoms go on to become more common with time.

With the aim of providing such early intelligence on the less common symptoms for COVID-19, we undertook a comprehensive research of all updates since January 2020 to understand more about the less common coronavirus symptoms. This resource is a comprehensive compilation of data collected and their analyses.


HIGHLIGHTS OF NEW, UNUSUAL AND UNCOMMON COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

Based on our review of the latest news items, doctor’s reports and country-specific intelligence put down in the last 2 weeks (starting mid March 2020), the most prominent among the uncommon symptoms are:

  • Loss of taste & smell
  • Loss of hearing
  • Gastrointestinal problems

LOSS OF TASTE & SMELL

A significant loss of taste and smell appear to be one of the most often quoted “lesser known” symptoms. Loss of taste and smell seem to be manifesting in many forms – from not being able to taste or smell at all, to food/beverages tasting or smelling very different, and in some cases foods smelling or tasting really weird.

Symptoms related to taste and smell should not be surprising given that some of the corona virus’ favorite spots are our noses and throats. As you read the details provided later on in this post, you will realise how taste and smell related symptoms seem to be a tell-tale sign for COVID-19, many times appearing before the usual symptoms of dry cough and fever.

LOSS OF HEARING

The second set of unusual symptoms has to do with the pain in ears and loss of hearing. Among those who reported with uncommon symptoms, a significant proportion had complained about significant loss of hearing, and in some cases, a popping pain in the ear.

GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS

The third set of uncommon symptoms to look for has to do with the gastrointestinal region – stomach ache, loss of appetite and diarrhea being the most reported.


Besides the above, an analysis of uncommon symptoms shows that there have been some cases with the following symptoms, though these appear less frequently than the above listed ones:

=> Brain related – seizures and altered mental status usually occuring with a medical condition called necrotizing encephalopathy

=> Pink eyes – Conjunctivitis, which is an inflammation of the thin, transparent layer of tissue that covers the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelid

=> Headaches

=> Chest pain

=> Itchy skin, leg pain – one rare case has listed having significantly itchy wrists before he had other symptoms, but the correlation so far is low. Another person who had returned from Italy originally presented with significant aches and pains in his legs, but again, such symptoms have not yet been reported by anyone else.

Unlike logical correlations that are possible between the coronavirus and taste/smell/hearing, it is not fully clear yet what causes the other uncommon symptoms such digestive problems or mental alterations, though there are some mentions in medical literature about the potential for coronaviruses to cause brain related problems such as necrotizing encephalopathy. Research for correlations for the new symptoms is still ongoing.

More details and updates for each of the above uncommon symptoms are provided below, based on updates from over 25 countries.

We hope our research and analyses are useful to doctors, administrators and patients alike.

This is an evolving post, and we will continue adding and editing content as we learn more about other symptoms. This post was last updated 1 PM GMT on 25th April 2020.

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DETAILS OF UNCOMMON SYMPTOMS WITH REFERENCES

We have provided below a comprehensive list of news and research sources from which we had drawn our overall summary presented earlier. In order to make it more relevant for readers, we have highlighted the corresponding country and the date when the news/report was published for each update.

The uncommon symptoms have been categorized as follows:

  • Taste & smell related
  • Ear & hearing related
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Brain related
  • Eyes related
  • Itches and body pains
  • Heart & chest related
  • Liver related
  • Other symptoms
  • Multiple symptoms
  • Mild or no symptoms

TASTE, SMELL & HEARING RELATED SYMPTOMS

Coronavirus new symptoms: What is ’hidden’ COVID-19 symptom young people should look for? – UK, Mar 31, 2020

What is the “hidden” coronavirus symptoms affecting young people? A UK professor said young people experience a different set of symptoms to older COVID-19 patients. He mentioned that they experience a loss of taste and smell, which may also indicate where the virus chooses to make its home. He said: “In young patients, they do not have any significant symptoms such as the cough and fever, but they may have just the loss of sense of smell and taste, which suggests that these viruses are lodging in the nose.” In a statement, his organization ENT UK, a membership which represents ear, nose and throat surgery said evidence of these symptoms has come from some of the worst affected countries in the world Daily & Sunday Express

COVID-19 survivor reveals ‘really strange’ smoky feeling – UK, Apr 3, 2020

A coronavirus survivor has explained the strange sore throat she had while suffering from COVID-19 and likened it to a smoky feeling – Daily & Sunday Mail, UK

A Kiwi’s symptoms included horrible tasting tomato sauce – New Zealand, Apr 1, 2020

A New Zealand national back from London and who had tested positive for COVID-19 said that, apart from the expected symptoms that he had, the symptom that surprised him the most was that he couldn’t eat the classic Kiwi condiment — tomato sauce. “It tasted horrendous,” he said. “It made the tomato sauce taste metallic,” he added. “It was this really odd flavour … and I tried three different brands and they all tasted the same.” – News Talks New Zealand

Loss of smell could be a Coronavirus symptom – UK, Apr 3, 2020

A British rhinologist (nose doctor) explains why anosmia (smell blindness, loss of smell) could be a crucial symptom of COVID-19. “Amongst the doctors on the frontline, there were high numbers who had lost their sense of smell.” Esquire

HEARING & EAR RELATED

20 year old with coronavirus reports having very different symptoms – USA, 23 Mar 2020

A 20-year-old American woman who tested positive for the novel coronavirus said she suffered symptoms that hadn’t previously been associated with the infection, including hearing loss. When she first visited a doctor, the doctor said she simply had a cold — but then she began to lose hearing in her left ear, despite having no cough, she wrote. The next day, “hearing in both ears was significantly less,” and she said she could feel phlegm in the back of her throat. New York Post

Coronavirus patient explains the ‘popping’ pain in your ear you shouldn’t ignore – UK, Apr 1, 2020

One man has explained his painful symptoms of the COVID-19 infection, including how his ears felt like they were going to “pop”, in addition to the classic signs such as a dry cough and a high fever – Daily & Sunday Express UK

COVID-19 Symptoms: Coronavirus Survivor Says You Must Not Ignore Ear Pains And Popping Sensation – China, Apr 2, 2020 (infection in Nov 2019)

A Briton, who is reported to be among the first British nationals to be infected with the deadly COVID-19, narrated the symptoms he felt. The 25-year-old English teacher in Wuhan, China, contracted the deadly virus sometime in November of 2019. He said that among the worst symptoms that he had was the unbearable pain in his ears that made his eardrums feel like they are going to pop. He said that he thought at first he was just suffering from a common cold, and just when he thought the worst was over, his symptoms turned for the worse. International Business Times

GASTROINTESTINAL SYMPTOMS

Does your stomach feel like this? It could be a sign of COVID-19 – UK, Apr 3, 2020

Hospitals around the UK are beginning to see a new symptom appearing in many Covid-19 patients. They are now seeing patients who have tested positive for the deadly virus also displaying symptoms of only abdominal pain. Some Covid-19 patients have reported experiencing stomach ache just before developing the other known symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath. In fact, a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, suggests that people might experience digestive issues including diarrhoea. Daily & Sunday Express

COVID-19: ‘Digestive symptoms are common’ – USA, Apr 2020

New research into data from more than 200 people who received medical care for COVID-19 reveals that almost half of this group experienced digestive symptoms, such as loss of appetite and diarrhea – Medical News Today

Diarrhea is first sign of illness for some COVID-19 patients – USA, Apr 1, 2020

Some never develop respiratory symptoms at all. Some patients with COVID-19 experience gastrointestinal symptoms, particularly diarrhea, as the first sign of illness, according to a new study. Among this subset of patients — who have mild disease overall — respiratory symptoms show up only later in the illness, and some never develop respiratory symptoms at all, the authors of the study said. The findings are important because those without classic symptoms of COVID-19 — such as cough, shortness of breath and fever — may go undiagnosed and could potentially spread the illness to others, the researchers said. – Live Science

Digestive symptoms prominent among Covid-19 patients, finds China Study – China, Mar 19, 2020

According to the researchers, nearly half of Covid-19 patients enrolled in the study conducted in the Hubei province of China presented digestive symptoms, such as diarrhea and anorexia, and cited it as their chief complaint. India Today

Additional COVID-19 symptoms occur, though unusual – USA, Apr 2, 2020

Gastrointestinal issues as well as a decrease sense of taste and smell are a few notable symptoms some physicians believe could demonstrate a person is positive for COVID-19. “Early on (the virus) does seem to change people’s sense of smell and taste,” a physician said. “We’ve sent out reminders to our clinicians.” He said clinicians should look at the whole picture, and not just one or two symptoms. Beaver County Times

42-Year-Old Man Experienced Stabbing Abdominal and Testicular Pain– USA, Apr 10, 2020

A case report published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine revealed that a 42-year-old man from Massachusetts, who tested positive for COVID-19, reported unusual symptoms, specifically abdominal and testicular pain. The patient was referred by his primary care physician to the emergency department for further evaluation. He described his symptoms as ‘a constant stabbing pain’ that originated from his groin and migrated towards his abdomen, flank, back, and chest. He also reported fever but denied symptoms such as sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, nausea or vomiting. Read more from International Business Times.

BRAIN RELATED SYMPTOMS

Coronavirus: Symptoms, unusual signs and what happens in your body – There have been reports of some new but rare symptoms of COVID-19 – Apr 2, 2020

This detailed analytical article hints that diminished sense of smell and taste, and in some cases, altered mental status, or encephalopathy (a term for brain disease or dysfunction) have also been seen as early symptoms of COVID-19. Gulf News

Woman with COVID-19 developed a rare brain condition. Doctors suspect a link – USA, Apr 2, 2020

The rare condition has been associated with other viral infections, including influenza and herpes. A woman who tested positive for COVID-19 developed a rare brain disease known as acute necrotizing encephalopathy, a condition that can be triggered by viral infections like influenza and herpes. At this point, the brain damage “has yet to be demonstrated as a result of COVID-19 infection,” according to a case report published March 31 in the journal Radiology. However, as the novel coronavirus continues to spread, “clinicians and radiologists should be watching for this presentation among patients presenting with COVID-19 and altered mental status,” the authors wrote. Live Science

Some Coronavirus Patients Show Signs of Brain Ailments – USA, Apr 1, 2020

Doctors have observed neurological symptoms, including confusion, stroke and seizures, in a small subset of Covid-19 patients. The New York Times

Doctors have discovered unusual new coronavirus neurological and brain-related symptoms – USA, Apr 2, 2020

Based on a review from diverse sources in the US, this news report informs that doctors have observed that the onset of neurological symptoms in some patients may be a warning sign of a novel coronavirus infection, and this is not just among the elderly. Some COVID-19 patients have displayed confusion and seizures that can be associated with inflammation of the brain, though it’s yet unclear why these patients exhibit neurological symptoms. BGR

Coronavirus: many patients reporting neurological symptoms – Apr 24, 2020

Several recent studies have identified the presence of neurological symptoms in COVID-19 cases. Some of these studies are case reports where symptoms are observed in individuals. Several reports have described COVID-19 patients suffering from Guillain–Barré syndrome. Guillain–Barré syndrome is a neurological disorder where the immune system responds to an infection and ends up mistakenly attacking nerve cells, resulting in muscle weakness and eventually paralysis. Other cases studies have described severe COVID-19 encephalitis (brain inflammation and swelling) and stroke in healthy young people with otherwise mild COVID-19 symptoms. The Converstion

EYES RELATED SYMPTOMS

Coronavirus Symptoms: ‘Pink Eye’, Loss Of Taste Or Smell Could Be Early Signs Of COVID-19 – USA, China, Mar 31, 2020

Reports from China and around the world are showing that about 1% to 3% of people with COVID-19 also had conjunctivitis. The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery recently mentioned on their web site about lack of taste (dysgeusia) and smell (anosmia) being symptoms of coronavirus. It has long been known in medical literature that a sudden loss of smell may be associated with respiratory infections caused by other types of coronaviruses. The same association also applies to conjunctivitis, a highly contagious condition also known as pink eye. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin, transparent layer of tissue, called conjunctiva, that covers the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelid. CBS Pittsburgh

SKIN ITCHES & LEG PAIN RELATED SYMPTOMS

Man describes itch on his wrist as odd first symptom of coronavirus after being hospitalised – UK, Apr 3, 2020

The patient said the first signs came before flu-like symptoms and an excruciating headache. He said his experience with the illness began with a ‘strange itch’ which developed on his wrist two weeks earlier. Afterwards, he gradually began developing flu-like symptoms and started suffering from an ‘excruciating’ headache. His appetite dwindled, and he lost his taste and smell. Wales Online, UK

UK man describes his lesser known symptom after returning from Italy. UK, Mar 31

“I felt no symptoms. I was completely fine and went to work on the Wednesday and Thursday,” the person told BBC Scotland. “Later on the Thursday evening, I started to feel a bit of a flu coming on. I had a mild fever, I felt shivery, but the biggest symptom was aches and pains, particularly in my legs.” Daily & Sunday Express

HEART & CHEST RELATED SYMPTOMS

The painful feeling in your chest you should never ignore – UK, Mar 30, 2020

You could also be at risk of the virus if you’ve developed the same signs as a heart attack, including chest pain. – Daily & Sunday Mail UK

LIVER RELATED SYMPTOMS

Acute Hepatitis From COVID-19 Coronavirus? – USA, Apr 10, 2020

A woman presented to the emergency department with high liver enzyme levels and dark urine. She developed fever on day 2 of care, and then tested positive for the new coronavirus, researchers at Northwell Health, in Hempstead, New York, report. The authors say the case, published online in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, is the first documented instance of a patient with COVID-19 presenting with acute hepatitis as the primary symptom before developing respiratory symptoms. Read more from MedicineNet

HEARING & EAR RELATED

‘COVID Toes’: Doctors Identify Newest Symptom Of Coronavirus – Apr 23, 2020

Doctors treating COVID-19 now say that purple or blue toe lesions appearing on patients’ toes may be a way to diagnose infection, as these have appeared in otherwise asymptomatic and severe cases alike; however, so far there have been no conclusive studies to validate the phenomenon now being called “COVID toes.” Forbes


MULTIPLE SYMPTOMS

Six new coronavirus symptoms just officially added to CDC list. What are they? USA, Apr 24 2020

New symptoms for the disease now include “chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell,” the CDC said. SacBee

Seniors with Covid-19 show unusual symptoms, doctors say – Apr 23 2020

Covid-19 is typically signaled by three symptoms: a fever, an insistent cough and shortness of breath. But older adults — the age group most at risk of severe complications or death from this condition ― may have none of these characteristics. . Instead, seniors may seem “off” — not acting like themselves ― early on after being infected by the coronavirus. They may sleep more than usual or stop eating. They may seem unusually apathetic or confused, losing orientation to their surroundings. They may become dizzy and fall. Sometimes, seniors stop speaking or simply collapse. CNN

Some COVID-19 Symptoms Are Turning Out to Be Atypical. Here’s What We Know So FarScience Alert – Apr 1, 2020

This report from Science Alert claims the following as other symptoms that Corona patients had: 1. Digestive issues like diarrhoea and nausea may be a more common symptom than previously thought. 2. In some cases, COVID-19 may present as malaise, disorientation, or exhaustion. This is among the most commonly reported atypical symptoms, often alongside other more frequently reported signs like cough or fever. 3. Chills or muscle aches, 4. Headaches and dizziness. Interestingly, the report also says that runny nose is rarely a sign of coronavirus – it’s more indicative allergies or a cold. That’s some consolation!

Latest COVID 19 symptom update by NHS – UK, April 1st week, 2020

NHS UK of late (April 1st week, 2020) has identified some of the additional symptoms as headache and myalgia or arthralgia. Myalgia is pain in the muscles and arthralgia is pain in the joints. Other less common symptoms were chills, nausea or vomiting, nasal congestion, diarrhoea and hemoptysis. Hemoptysis is the medical term for coughing up blood or having blood-stained mucus. Yet another rare symptom mentioned was conjunctival congestion. Daily & Sunday Express, UK

Muscle aches, extreme fatigue: Coronavirus symptoms go beyond fever and cough – USA, Apr 2, 2020

Some of the first warning signs can include extreme fatigue, weakness and chills. But other symptoms often follow, and this could include nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite etc., says this NBC News report.

A UK lady’s experience with COVID-19 symptoms – UK, Apr 3, 2020

“I experienced my body feeling so hot I thought I would burst into flames. My throat unable to swallow, blocked by shards of hot glass whilst my joints ached so much it made me sleep for 20 hours a day…I went from running a small business community to having a cyst burst and then projectile vomiting my own blood within just a few hours.” This is how a UK lady who got infected by the corona virus described her symptoms – Daily & Sunday Express, UK

10 key coronavirus indicators and what to do – Australia, Apr 8. 2020

This news report from 7 News Australia compiles all the known and reported symptoms so far in a neat manner. Read more from 7 News.

The 4 mild coronavirus symptoms you should not ignore – UK, China – Apr 1, 2020

This news report with a UK focus provides detailed inputs on less common symptoms – stomach ache, eyes infections, loss of hearing/smell, headache/altered mental status. Also provides percentage breakdown for the various symptoms from China. The Sun, UK

MILD OR NO SYMPTOMS

New ‘fizzing’ COVID-19 symptom reported – Apr 10, 2020

Coronavirus patients are reporting experiencing a strange buzzing sensation throughout their bodies — and doctors say it may be one of the last sensations they feel as their bodies successfully fight off the contagion. People stricken with the deadly bug flocked to social media to discuss the unnerving feeling, with one describing it as “an electric feeling on my skin.” More from New York Post

Coronavirus Testing in China Finds More Symptom-Free Cases – China, Apr 2, 2020

64% of cases in April displayed no typical signs of Covid-19; Spread of virus before symptoms poses challenge for control – Two out of three people who tested positive for coronavirus in China in Apr 2020 had no typical signs of Covid-19 (asymptomatic), highlighting the challenge of identifying infections and stopping its spread. Asymptomatic cases are defined as individuals who test positive for the coronavirus without displaying symptoms such as fever, cough and sore throat that’s self-noticeable or discernible clinically. Bloomberg

The easily missable sign that could mean you have COVID-19 – UK, Apr 1. 2020

The CORONAVIRUS pathogen’s activity is constantly revealing new insights, including a subtle symptom to watch out for. New symptoms are constantly being reported and a recent case report on a Washington nursing home adds to the list of unusual symptoms. In a paper featured in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the study authors reported malaise in a few coronavirus patients. Malaise describes a general feeling of discomfort, illness, or unease whose exact cause is difficult to identify. This is closely linked to confusion, another highlighted warning sign of coronavirus. – Daily & Sunday Express, UK

Mild symptoms of COVID-19 that shouldn’t be ignored – UK, Apr 1, 2020

Other than the usual suspect symptoms, here’s a list of signs you’ve got the virus – loss of smell & taste, significant physical & mental fatigue, sore/burning eyes, loss of appetite and stomach ache/diarrhea – Daily & Sunday Express UK

For those confronting the pandemic firsthand, the symptoms can be aggravatingly elusive – Canada, Apr 3, 2020

A man whose symptoms ebbed and flowed for nearly two weeks and is now recovering from suspected pneumonia. A health-care worker whose sickness started with an upset stomach and a strange inability to burp. And a Toronto man who temporarily lost his sense of taste — but never spiked a fever or developed a cough. In the last one month, these three people have all tested positive for COVID-19. They are now part of the Ontario’s ballooning coronavirus case count. While all three Ontarians share the same diagnosis, their experiences have been varied and not necessarily captured by the province’s online “self-assessment” tool for COVID-19. The Star, Canada

What are the mild symptoms of COVID-19? UK, Apr 3, 2020

If you have a mild strain of coronavirus, the key symptom is a temperature, with or without a new cough. You could also feel a bit more breathless than normal when exercising, as the virus mainly affects the upper respiratory tract and large airways. Metro News, UK


OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES FOR COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

Coronavirus looks different in kids than in adults – Largest study to date suggests infants may be vulnerable to critical illness after all – 17 Mar 2020, China

A paper released mid March 2020 in the journal Pediatrics, based on 2,143 young people in China, provides the most extensive evidence on the spread of the virus in children, and there is bad news and good news. Get to know more details on the symptoms for children affected with mild, moderate and severe coronavirus from this Washington Post report.

UK Health Secretary’s symptoms – UK, Apr 4, 2020

Health Secretary of the UK, Matt Hancock himself became a COVID-19 victim, showing that the virus simply does not discriminate between commoners and not-so-commoners. But Hancock’s symptoms were a bit different from the most frequently had symptoms. Here they are, in his own words: “For a couple of nights it was very hard to sleep.” Having had a sore throat, he added: “It was like having glass in my throat. I couldn’t eat or drink anything for a couple of days, and I had a bit of a cough, but not really a big cough.” Express UK

Louisville’s public health strategist outlines some new symptoms that may be indicators of COVID-19. USA, Apr 1, 2020

1. Gastrointestinal issues – Stomach discomfort, diarrhea and nausea without vomiting are emerging as possible indicators of the coronavirus; 2. Losing sense of smell and taste – Losing a sense of smell and taste may be an early indicator of the virus; People who’ve reported losing these senses do tend to regain them when they’re recovered; 3. Fatigue – there have been instances where people with none of the expected symptoms reported unusual fatigue and tiredness. 4. Headache and dizziness – A small percentage of COVID-19 patients report headaches – Courier Journal

Coronavirus symptoms: One of UK’s first victims reveals ‘strange’ symptoms of the virus – UK, Mar 27, 2020

A family who were among the UK’s first victims and had returned from the Tyrolean Alps have revealed the “strange” symptoms they endured. The man of the family felt like he was “wading through treacle” for 10 days. His wife said she suffered from “strange flushes”, exhaustion and “total brain fog” for three weeks. – Daily & Sunday Express UK

UK Woman Reveals Early Symptom Of COVID-19 To Watch Out For – UK, Mar 20, 2020

Her symptoms, as well as other patients with her, started with hoarseness in their voices and a sore throat. Some of them also felt a strange headache. She also revealed that many of them had an upset tummy. In a short while, they began to feel slight breathlessness before the onset of a fever. Some, she says, had conjunctivitis, and for others, their breathlessness increased with every cough. International Business Times

10-year-old girl diagnosed with the virus showed unusual symptoms – UK, Mar 30, 2020

Coronavirus most commonly reveals itself with a new, continuous cough or a fever. Yet, some people don’t show symptoms at all, and a 10-year-old girl confirmed to have coronavirus has had different symptoms. What are they? The girl was originally believed to be suffering from tonsillitis. Suffering from no underlying health issues, it’s said she had convulsions. Additionally, she had red, mottled skin, ulcers in her throat and “severe” pains in her legs. The child suffered from a high fever, but she didn’t have much of a cough. – Daily & Sunday Express, UK

A detailed, oral chronicling of what COVID-19 patients (in the US) went through. USA, Mar 27, 2020

The narrative details provided by each of the victims about their experiences right from the start of symptoms and the entire experience after the first symptoms could be useful to many administrators trying to create effective awareness among the public – Wired

Allergies? Common cold? Flu? Or COVID-19? – Harvard Health, Apr 9, 2020

With so many of us wrestling with fears and unknowns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, every throat tickle, nose drip, or cough is suspect: do I have coronavirus? it is spring, so many people may be experiencing their annual springtime tree pollen allergies. Colds also remain common, just as was true before the coronavirus. And although influenza season is coming to an end, perhaps you’ve wondered if some of your symptoms could be the flu. Below, the author from Harvard has explained key symptoms to help you distinguish these illnesses and take action as needed. – Read more

A very different take on Corona Virus and why it is so deadly – Apr 2, 2020

If COVID-19 symptoms looked more disgusting, would it be to our benefit? It is rarely necessary to convince people to stay at least six feet away from symptomatic people with Ebola or the bubonic plague – National Post

New COVID-19 Symptom Research App Recruiting Millions of Americans to Beat the Disease — USA, Apr 1st Week, 2020

A US healthcare science company, ZOE, announces a new free app that is helping to track the onset and progression of symptoms of millions across the nation. The app will help identify those at risk sooner and help slow the outbreak of the disease. Information about those who remain symptom-free will also support a better understanding of COVID-19. The COVID Symptom Tracker asks contributors to answer a few simple questions about themselves and their current health, then check-in every day to say whether they’re feeling fine or have noticed any new symptoms. Anyone can take part by downloading the free COVID Symptom Tracker app on iOS from the Apple App Store or Android from the Google Play store from the COVID Symptom Tracker Web Site.


This is an evolving post, and we will continue adding and editing content as we learn more about other symptoms. This post was last updated 9 AM EST, 1 PM GMT on 25th April 2020.

Share this post or content – If you wish to alert others, medical authorities and government administrators of these new symptoms, we request you to take a minute to share this post or send them the highlights.

Do you have any new symptoms to report? You can provide us details in the comments section (moderated). If you wish, we can include your inputs anonymously. Thank you and stay safe.