- Covid symptoms are similar for both the original strain and the new variants
- Most important signs include fever, cough, and a loss of smell or taste
- Other coronavirus signs include diarrhoea, sore throats and headaches
- Some patients may also develop dizziness or disorientation
Covid has killed more than 100,000 people in the UK, according to the latest figures. You could be at risk of coronavirus infection if you develop any of the tell-tale signs – and they don’t just include a high fever, a new cough, or a loss of smell or taste.
Covid cases have finally started to fall in the UK, after a full month of rising figures.
More than 80,000 people tested positive for Covid on December 29; the highest number throughout the pandemic.
Since then, fewer and fewer people are testing positive for the infection, although the numbers are still far too high.
In the UK, you should get tested for coronavirus if you develop any of the three key warning signs.
“So far, there is no indication that novel variants of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, would change the symptoms associated with Covid-19,” Dr Michaelis told Express Health.
“Given the breadth of symptoms that have already been associated with Covid-19, this may not come as too much of a surprise.
“The UK government focuses on three symptoms: ‘recent onset of a new continuous cough or a high temperature or a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell’.
“However, it is known that Covid-19 can be associated with many more symptoms, including fatigue, muscle and joint pain, loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, sore throat, vertigo, skin rashes, headache, dizziness, disorientation, and confusion.”