NWT Chief Public Health Officer’s Office released an updated list of symptoms for COVID-19.
According to the statement sent April 24th, and remarks given in a press conference Wednesday April 22nd) current research has shown that individuals with COVID-19 might experience symptoms other than fever, new or worsening cough, or shortness of breath.
The following symptoms have been added to the previously mentioned ones;
- A general feeling of unease, or being ‘under the weather’
- Muscle aches
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Loss of smell
The GNWT has expanded its testing strategy to include anyone experiencing a recent onset of these symptoms.
Residents who are not feeling well are urged to call 8-1-1 or to take the online NWT self-assessment and follow the provided advice.
Anyone experiencing severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing, and severe acute respiratory distress syndrome should call 9-1-1.