Uncommon Coronavirus Symptoms: Backache, nausea and rashes are becoming common COVID-19 symptoms

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Mumbai : COVID-19 has managed to infect a large number of people across the world and India too hasn't been able to itself from the global coronavirus pandemic despite the early lockdown and quick action. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has nearly reached 6 lakhs across the country and we are nowhere near finding a vaccine or a cure for this highly contagious virus. The death toll in India is at 17400 currently. While the best minds from around the world are working hard everyday to find a way out of this major global health crisis, the virus continues to create bigger problems for us all. 

Recently the American Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has added some new symptoms to the list of COVID-19 symptoms which are congestion (running nose), nausea or vomiting and diarrhoea. Even the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has added new symptoms to the list which are loss of taste and smell which are becoming increasingly common. Numerous doctors treating COVID-19 patients have found out that coronavirus patients also complain of abdominal pain, loose motions, itching, rashes and sometimes even backache or aching calves. Dr Hemant Gupta, professor of medicine at Grant Medical College (JJ Hospital) claims that people who do not have any history of diabetes are coming in with high blood sugar levels and sometimes even need high insulin doses and that blood sugar levels going haywire has become a parameter for them. Many patients are coming in with simple lethargy or weakness or lose motions and sometimes even pain around the knees and below claim Dr Shashank Joshi, who is a member of of the state government COVID-19 task force, and Dr Behram Pardiwala of Wockhardt Hospital. 

Some of the uncommon symptoms are starting to become more common now which has made it even more difficult to set parameters for COVID-19 testing. A senior doctor, Dr Jalil Parkar who treated a large number of coronavirus patients before testing positive for coronavirus claims that the first symptom he experienced was backache as reported by Times of India.