Chest pain, as a symptom is something associated both with declining lung function, shortness of breath as well as heart damage.
In the case of COVID-19, viral multiplication and spread can deprive the vital organs, such as the heart of healthy oxygenated blood, which can damage the heart muscles and result in chest pain, or angina.
Chest pain is also considered to be one of the first signs of a heart attack. It can be discomforting, feel like experiencing a squeezing or tugging pain around your chest and neck.
In some cases, extreme, pulsating chest pain and fluctuating heart rate can also result in fainting spells.