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Covid UK: Professor warns of two ‘dangerous’ new symptoms as cases rise

A prominent professor has warned people not to assume they have Covid if they wake up with two telltale symptoms.

Professor Tim Spector, founder of the COVID Zoe app, warned that morning fatigue, even after a good night’s sleep, and a sore throat could be signs of infection.

He said that sore throat is more common in people infected with the corona virus than in the common cold.

According to the Office for National Statistics, this comes as UK Covid infections in the week ended 14 July rose 7 percent to nearly 3.8 million from 3.5 million the previous week. This is the highest estimate of total infections since mid-April, but still below the record of 4.9 million at the end of March.

Professor Spector wrote that if you notice these two symptoms then you should assume that they are Kovid.

He wrote on Twitter, “Today there are twice as many cases of Kovid as there are of common cold and cold.” “This ratio has never been so high before.

“Symptoms are more or less the same except more fatigue and sore throat in general, so it is better to assume it is COVID!

“We hope this wave will end soon.”

Virologists have raised concerns about another type of highly contagious omicron that has reached the UK.

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Professor Spector said: “Try to get tested if you can. If you can’t get tested, assume you have a cold and stay away from others until you feel better.”

He said last week: “A new study indicates that the new BA4 and BA5 variants work by evading existing immune defenses and neutralizing some of them. It is not surprising that they have been so successful.” That the cases in the UK have reached a record level.” ,

Coronavirus is most prevalent in Scotland, with an estimated 340,900 people infected with the virus from this week to 14 July, or about one in 15 people.

This is a modest increase of 334,000, or one in 16, the highest estimate for Scotland since the beginning of April, although the Office for National Statistics describes the trend here as “precarious”. In England, 3.1 million people are expected to be infected with the virus in the week ending July 13, which works out to about 1 in 17 people.

New ONS data shows Covid infections rising across the UK

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According to the ONS, there has been a significant increase in the number of re-infections during the current wave of omicrons. The analysis showed that infection levels in England were higher than in the first wave of Covid, although during that ‘alpha’ wave the number of hospitalizations was double and the number of deaths was 14 times higher.

However, Professor Paul Hunter, Professor of Medicine at the University of East Anglia, said the infection may have been low because the NSO data was two to three weeks behind schedule.

“It should be noted that the ONS Infection Survey primarily publishes the prevalence of COVID, that is, the proportion of the population testing positive, and a week or more after sampling on which the results are based. Because people can remain positive for about 11 days after being tested positive for Covid, the ONS data regarding the incidence of new infections is always two to three weeks behind the epidemic curve, Professor Hunter said.

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