Covid cases have started to drop off in the UK, despite all legal restrictions on social distancing being lifted earlier this month. But, it’s still vital that everyone is aware of the most common coronavirus symptoms.
The number of new COVID-19 cases in the UK topped 60,000 on July 15, sparking fears that the pandemic might spiral out of control – again.
But, despite nightclubs re-opening and no legal limits on attendance at large events, cases have continued to fall.
There have been fewer than 30,000 new cases reported each day for the past 10 days in the UK.
However, in order to keep life moving, there’s still a responsibility to self-isolate if you develop any of the key signs of coronavirus.
“As the virus has evolved, it seems the most common symptoms have changed too,” Herrero wrote for The Conversation.
“Emerging data suggest people infected with the Delta variant are experiencing symptoms different to those we commonly associated with Covid earlier in the pandemic.
“While fever and cough have always been common Covid symptoms, and headache and sore throat have traditionally presented for some people, a runny nose was rarely reported in earlier data.
“Meanwhile, loss of smell, which was originally quite common, now ranks ninth [most common symptom].”