Scientists say headaches, sore throats and runny nose are the most commonly reported symptoms of coronavirus.
NHS supervisors are only aware of three telltale signs of the virus: temperature, a new persistent cough. loss of taste and smell
But scientists at King’s College London, which runs the coronavirus surveillance program, say the disease ‘Acting differently’
Headaches are the most commonly reported symptoms of COVID. While sore throat is the second most common complaint. But there is no official list of symptoms of the virus.
Scientists believe that the Indian River Delta variant, which has spread rapidly since the beginning of May. may be behind the change in symptoms
This may be because younger people are infected and they are only slightly more likely to get sick.
Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London, cautions that the Indian variant now ‘Cold-like’ in young people
The lead researcher, Professor Tim Spector, said people should get tested if they think they have the flu to control the spread of the coronavirus.
What are the symptoms of COVID?
The NHS states that a high temperature along with a new and persistent cough is the main symptom of the virus.
It later increases the loss or change of smell or taste as a symptom of the virus. under pressure from coronavirus campaigners
Most people who are infected with COVID and show symptoms have at least one of these symptoms, according to the NHS.
But other studies claim anorexia, skin rashes, hives, muscle aches and diarrhea are all symptoms of the coronavirus.
The United States recognizes 11 symptoms, including headaches and runny nose.
About a third of people infected with the virus are asymptomatic and can infect others unknowingly.
King’s team has been monitoring the symptoms of the virus through an app called ZOE that was launched in March. It is the country’s largest follow-up study.
The data analyzed by the ZOE app showed that coughing was the most common symptom at the start of the pandemic. 46% of infected patients had tell-tale signs.
Professor Spector claims that headaches, sore throats, runny nose and fever have now overtaken.
Fewer people reported that they lost their sense of taste or trifles. Symptoms are no longer listed in the top 10 most common symptoms.
Professor Spector told the Telegraph that ‘People are not aware of this. And people might think they’re cold seasonally and they’re still going out to party. and they may be scattered around
‘Since the beginning of May We have looked at the symptoms above. And it’s never the same.’
‘Number one is a headache. This is followed by a sore throat, runny nose, and fever. All of these are not classic symptoms of the old. The fifth is a cough, so it’s harder to find. And we no longer see the loss of smell in the top 10.
‘This variant seems to work a little differently’
In February, more than 140 GPs wrote to Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty urging the government to add cold-like symptoms to its official list.
Dr Alex Sohal, general physician at Tower Hamlet London, who is the lead author of the letter, said the patient reported these mild symptoms and went for COVID-19 testing. positive in a few days
Previous research by the National Bureau of Statistics found that fatigue is the most common symptom. followed by headaches and coughing
Their data, which was compiled from a survey of 10,000 people and published in April. It revealed that about 53 percent of people who tested positive for the virus had no symptoms.
The UK recorded 7,393 COVID-19 cases, up 40% last week.
Cases have soared for weeks due to Indian variables. Which makes June 21 “Independence Day” a lot of doubt.
Although reports of deaths and hospitalizations were low, But there was also a delay between increased infections. The number of infected patients who need medical care is slowly increasing.
UK daily infection data shows 7,393 people have tested positive for the virus, the highest since February. But the death toll from the virus is low, and 28.2 million people are now receiving both doses of the vaccine.