As COVID evolves so do the top symptoms. There's a new symptom to watch out for that many don't associate with being sick.

Do your muscles ache? If so, you should probably test yourself for COVID.

Muscle Aches Now Listed As Top COVID Symptom


The CDC recently updated its list of possible COVID symptoms.

"People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms," the CDC states.

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Top COVID Symptoms In New York Now Include Muscle Pain


According to the CDC, possible COVID symptoms now include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Note: The CDC states this list does not include all possible symptoms


"Symptoms may change with new COVID-19 variants and can vary depending on vaccination status. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19," the CDC states.

ZOE Health Study now lists "muscle aches and pains" as one of the 10 most common COVID symptoms.

ZOE Health Study claims to run the "largest COVID science project" with over 4 million participants.

CDC: You Need To Wear A Mask In 17 Counties In New York State


The CDC believes residents in many counties in the Hudson Valley, Upstate New York, New York City and Long Island should put the COVID mask back on.

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The CDC continues to recommend wearing a mask when the COVID-19 Community Level is classified as high by the CDC. Below are the 17 New York counties with "High" COVID transmission, according to the CDC.

CDC: You Need To Wear A Mask In 17 Counties In New York State

Residents in many counties in the Hudson Valley, Upstate New York, New York City and Long Island are being told to put the COVID mask back on.

Albany County

Bronx County

Broome County

Dutchess County

Kings County (Brooklyn)

Nassau County

New York County (Manhattan)

Orange County

Putnam County

Queens County

Rensselaer County

Richmond County (Staten Island)

Rockland County

Suffolk County

Tioga County

Ulster County

Westchester County

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