The classic symptoms of Covid-19 are fever, cough and loss of smell or taste. However, according to researchers, headache, sore throat and runny nose are now the most common symptoms of the UK’s most widely established Covid variant
According to Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London, the infection of the Delta variant virus is more like a bad cold. As the symptoms are milder, people who infected with Delta variant may not realize and they may spread the virus to others easily.
Spector pointed out that the Delta variant virus seems to act slightly different from the original Covid-19 virus, so many people may think that they just have a seasonal cold and they still go out to parties. In this case, the virus may be transmitted to others.
Therefore, he urged people that if they have these 3 symptoms, they must stay at home and make an appointment for a test. A report released by the Public Health Department of England earlier this month stated that 90% of the coronaviruses currently circulating in the UK are the Delta variant virus that was first discovered in India.