As you’ve probably got to know over the past couple of years, it can sometimes be hard to tell whether you’ve got the cold, flu, Covid or are just feeling run down. The symptoms can sometimes be very similar, making it difficult to identify which one you’ve got. And now, things might have got a bit more confusing.
Early on in the pandemic, a loss of taste or smell and fever were the first indicators, then as the virus mutated and people got vaccinated, sneezing, body aches and recently tiredness and a sore throat became the main signs.
With Covid cases now on the rise again, some newer symptoms seem to have emerged. Among the fully vaccinated, these are the most common:
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Persistent cough
For those who aren’t vaccinated, the symptoms are likely to be a sore throat, headache and runny nose.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that 1.7million people were likely to have been positively infected between September 23 and October 3. A spokesperson added that the highest infection rates were found among the over-70s.
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