The list of the top 20 Omicron symptoms has been updated, with two new signs of the variant that you shouldn’t miss.
Brits recorded how they were feeling before and after testing positive on the ZOE Covid Symptom Research app.
It is especially helpful to know what symptoms they have when infected with the variant, as it helps others find clues that they may also be ill.
Each week, the experts working on the research reveal the top 20 symptoms seen in the UK.
This week, earaches and unusual joint pains were added to the list, with feelings of depression and loss of smell.
Still in the top 20 are symptoms such as runny nose, headache, fatigue, change in smell and skipping meals.
Professor Tim Spector, principal scientist on the ZOE Covid Study app, said: “We have things like cough in number six, and other things there that you might recognize that are worth looking at.
“You’ve had muscle pain, change in smell, skipping meals, chest pain, earache, and many more.”
Top 20 symptoms:
- Sore throat
- Persistent cough
- Hoarse voice
- Is different
- Unusual joint pain
- Chills or shivers
- Eye pain
- Brain fog
- Unusual muscle pain
- Change smell
- Skipping meals
- Chest pain
- Ear hurt
The Office for National Statistics also revealed the top three symptoms they’ve seen reported – cough, fatigue and headache.
These symptoms are different from the three main symptoms of coronavirus given by the NHS, which have not changed since Covid reached our shores in March 2020.
The NHS still lists a new nagging cough, loss of taste and smell and a high temperature as key signs of Covid.
But the important thing is that if you think you have Covid from any known symptoms, you should get tested and isolate for 5 full days and get your lateral flows for discharge.
Although Covid is not a mild illness for everyone, most people who have had it say it feels like a cold.
A series of extremely positive studies show Omicron to be milder than other vaccinated strains, with the UK’s first official report showing a 50 to 70 per cent lower risk of hospitalization compared to Delta .
It occurs when instances of the variant start to drop, although still at a high level.
Last night, the Government’s daily Covid cases fell another 16% from last week, when Boris Johnson broke Plan B restrictions.
The UK Health and Security Agency reported around 108,069 new Covid-19 infections yesterday, down from 129,587 cases last Wednesday.
Total number of cases reported in the past week (652,469), down 37% from last week.
Prof Spector added: “It’s great to see cases drop so quickly.
“While it is easy to think that the worst is over, our health service is not yet functioning properly and complacency is bound to lead to trouble.
“ZOE data have shown an increase in symptomatic cases in children due to the return to school effect.
“With cases still high and restrictions being lifted, we just have to hope that people remain reasonable, that their households get three vaccinations and that regardless of official advice, everyone Everyone knows how to isolate and self-test when experiencing cold-like symptoms.”
https://www.thesun.ie/health/8236204/new-list-top-20-omicron-symptoms/ Full list of 20 Omicron symptoms CHANGED