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Symptoms appear in 80% of patients infected with Omicron

The application that records Covid-19 symptoms of 1 million Britons shows that 80% of patients have a runny nose.

Omicron has caused the number of Covid-19 infections to skyrocket since it was first detected in November 2021. Although this variant is not as deadly as Delta, it is highly contagious and spreads across countries immediately.

After a period of decline in the number of Omicron infections, the UK is experiencing a new increase.

According to the UK Health Minister, the increase in the number of Covid-19 cases is expected when many restrictions related to the Covid-19 epidemic are lifted and people are allowed to move freely.

Symptoms appear in 80% of patients infected with Omicron

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The most common symptom

Applications Research the Covid-19 symptoms provides important details and updates on Covid-19 cases across the UK. Data provided by one million users weekly.

Accordingly, there has been an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country. In addition, the above application also recorded the most common symptom of a runny nose.

Professor Tim Spector, head of the Covid-19 Symptom Research Application, said: ‘Raw nose is present in almost 80% of cases, which is really amazing. Statistics show that the Omicron variation actually affects the nose.

This is an excess of secretions from the nasal glands, ranging from clear fluid to thick mucus, associated with conditions such as rhinitis, nasal or sinus infections.

Other Symptoms of Omicron

In addition to a runny nose, the Covid-19 Symptoms Research App also lists some other common symptoms in people infected with Omicron such as sore throat, headache, persistent cough, hoarse voice, night sweats. night, chills, body fatigue and joint pain.

Despite causing milder symptoms, the Omicron variant and other strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus are present and can lead to severe complications in people in high-risk groups.

Therefore, the health agency recommends wearing a mask regularly and washing hands properly. People who are eligible for the booster vaccine should get it as soon as possible.

An Yen (According to Times of India)

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