Nearly everyone on the planet is well aware of COVID-19's most common symptoms, which include fever, shortness of breath, and a dry cough. However, over the last several months the CDC has added many items to the once limited list, including (but not limited to) loss of sense of smell and taste, muscle or body aches, headache, throat, and diarrhea. Now, thanks to a new algorithm, researchers have determined that there are actually specific sets of symptoms to look out for—some more severe than others.

For the study, researchers from King's College London compiled data from over 1,600 patients in the United States and United Kingdom, who logged coronavirus symptoms on the Zoe health app in March and April and then an additional 1,047 in May. Using a machine learning algorithm, they identified six different "clusters" of symptoms, some of which were more prone to serious infection, including hospitalization, ventilator necessity, and even death.

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