The top 3 most common Covid symptoms at the moment have been revealed

COVID rates rose very quickly at the beginning of the summer, with a 43 percent increase in cases in June.

However, the wave appears to have subsided across the UK, with infections falling rapidly every week.

The Covid spike this summer is a reminder that we still need to be vigilant about new symptoms


The Covid spike this summer is a reminder that we still need to be vigilant about new symptomsPhoto credit: Getty – Contributor

The latest data from the Office of National Statistics suggests that just one in 25 people in England currently have Covid, compared with one in 20 in July.

But the recent surge this summer reminds us we still need to be vigilant for new symptoms.

According to the results published by the Covid Zoe Symptom Tracker app, the most common symptom is a sore throat.

The second most commonly reported symptom is headache.

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The second most common symptom is a persistent cough, which is described as non-mucous and dry.

All of these symptoms could potentially be mistaken for a cold.

Professor Tim Spector, founder of the Covid Zoe symptom tracker app, has warned that fatigue and a sore throat could be signs of the disease.

“Symptoms [for Covid and a cold] are very similar except that with Covid you’re generally more tired and have a sore throat – so best assume it’s Covid,” he explained.

Despite the drop in cases, medics have warned there is still plenty of Covid.

dr Gayatri Amirthalingam, Deputy Director for Public Health Programs at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), said: “We are now seeing a drop in Covid-19 case rates and hospital admissions.

“While this is encouraging, Covid-19 has not gone away and we really want to see further declines in the coming weeks and months.

“People aged 75 and over remain at particular risk of serious illness if they are not up to date with their vaccinations.”

She added: “We urge anyone who is not up to date with their jabs to come forward to give themselves the best possible protection.”

The 20 Covid symptoms you need to know

Here are the top 20 Covid symptoms based on data from the Zoe Symptom Tracker app and the percentage of people who have experienced them

  1. Sore throat (58 percent)
  2. Headache (47 percent)
  3. Cough without phlegm (43 percent)
  4. Stuffy nose (41 percent)
  5. Runny nose (39 percent)
  6. Cough with phlegm (38 percent)
  7. Hoarse voice (37 percent)
  8. sneezing (31 percent)
  9. Fatigue (31 percent)
  10. Muscle aches and pains (25 percent)
  11. Dizzy lightheadedness (19 percent)
  12. Swollen cervical glands (15 percent)
  13. Altered smell (14 percent)
  14. fever (13 percent)
  15. Eye pain (13 percent)
  16. Tightness associated with chest pain (12 percent)
  17. Loss of smell (12 percent)
  18. shortness of breath (11 percent)
  19. Hot flashes (11 percent)
  20. chills or chills (11 percent)

It was also revealed this week that Covid increases your risk of conditions like dementia, psychosis and brain fog for up to two years after infection.

Oxford University scientists also found an increased risk of anxiety and depression, but found that this subsided two months after infection.

The study found that children were more likely to be diagnosed with certain medical conditions, such as seizures and psychotic disorders, after contracting the virus.

According to the research, the newer variants of the virus — Delta and Omicron — are more likely to cause severe mental disorders than the alpha strain.

It was revealed last month that Brits are actually battling three types of long Covid.

It is estimated that around two million people in the UK are currently living with the disease.

They deal with a variety of symptoms ranging from sexual dysfunction to hallucinations to hair loss. The top 3 most common Covid symptoms at the moment have been revealed

Sarah Y. Kim

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