Covid has continued to spread across the world over the past 12 months, and we’re all now familiar with the social-distancing guidelines. But would you recognise the warning signs of coronavirus? These are the most common symptoms of Covid.
Covid has killed more than 100,000 people in the UK, with thousands of people still dying every day.
But the number of new daily Covid cases has started to fall across the country in recent weeks.
The R-number has now fallen below 1 across the UK, with large-scale rollouts of the Covid vaccine.
Almost 11 million people have now received at least one dose of the Covid vaccine.
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“The new strains of COVID-19 come with the same symptoms as the initial one,” said Abdeh.
He told Express Health: “You are still advised to self-isolate and get a test if you suffer from any of the initial symptoms of COVID-19.
“The most common symptoms to watch out for are a continuous dry cough, tiredness, changes to your sense of taste or smell [or being unable to taste or smell at all], and a high temperature.
“If you suffer from any serious symptoms, such as chest pain, breathing problems or being unable to speak or move properly, you must seek medical attention as soon as possible.”
But just because you feel unusually tired, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have Covid.
Most people feel tired from time-to-time, and it’s one of the most common reasons that people see their doctor.
Fatigue may be caused by doing extra hours at work, not getting enough sleep, or doing exercise.
But you should consider speaking to a doctor if your tiredness lasts longer than a few weeks without any obvious reason.
If your fatigue is combined with a high fever, a new cough, or a loss of smell or taste, you should get tested for Covid straight away.
The sooner you get tested, the better, according to the NHS.
You should self-isolate if you develop any of the key warning signs of coronavirus.
If your test comes back negative, you can return to normal lockdown life. But if it’s positive, you should self-isolate for at least 10 days.