New coronavirus symptoms include headaches, loss of taste and smell

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Shortness of breath, a fever and a dry cough.

Those were some of the symptoms first associated with COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

But as more people are tested positive for the virus, medical experts have found many patients are experiencing additional symptoms, too.

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Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti, a Mississauga-based infectious disease and tropical medicine physician with Trillium Health Partners, said headaches, loss of smell and taste, and chest pain are among the new symptoms of COVID-19.

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“Most of the cases that got people’s attention at the very beginning were the severe cases,” Chakrabarti said.

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“Those are people with severe shortness of breath, fatigue, high fevers and a dry cough. As the picture opened up, though, we started seeing more mild cases.”

COVID-19 patients –– especially the elderly –– are also mentioning gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, he said.

Chakrabarti added that there are typical symptoms people can have,



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