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Professor warns of 2 new “rather” symptoms of Covid as cases rise

A prominent professor has warned people to assume they have COVID-19 if they wake up with two telltale symptoms.

Professor Tim Spector, founder of the covid-19 app Zoë, warns that morning fatigue, even after a good night’s sleep, and a sore throat can be symptoms of infection.

He said a sore throat occurs more frequently in people with coronavirus than in the common common cold.

According to the ONS (Office for National Statistics), Covid-19 infections in the UK rose 7 per cent in the week to July 14 to nearly 3.8 million, up from 3.5 million in 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.

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If you detect these two symptoms, you should assume it is COVID-19, wrote Professor Spector.

He tweeted, “Currently there are twice as many cases of Kovid as compared to the common cold.” “The ratio has never been higher.”

“Symptoms are very similar, but in general there is more fatigue and sore throat, so it’s better to assume it’s COVID.”

“Hopefully this wave will end soon.”

Virologists have raised concerns about another highly infectious Omicron variant 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 other people until you feel better.”

Last week he noted: “A new study shows that the new BA4 and BA5 variants work both by evading existing immune defenses and by neutralizing some of them. No wonder they are so successful because in the UK Cases have reached record levels.”

The coronavirus is most prevalent in Scotland, where an estimated 340,900 people have had the virus about one in the week to July 14 or 15.

The figure is a little over 334,000, or one in 16, and is the highest estimate for Scotland since the beginning of April, although the ONS describes the trend as “precarious”. In England, 3.1 million people are expected to have the virus in the week to July 13, which is equivalent to one in 17 people. That figure is higher than last week’s 2.9 million, or one in 19.

New ONS data shows Covid-19 infections rising across the UK

(PA Wire)

According to the ONS, there has been a large 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-19, although hospitalizations were twice as high and deaths 14 times higher during that “alpha” wave.

However, Professor Paul Hunter, a professor of medicine at the University of East Anglia, said infections were probably declining because the ONS data was two or three weeks behind schedule.

“It is worth reaffirming that the ONS Infection Survey primarily publishes the prevalence of Covid – that is, the proportion of the population that tests positive – and the samples after a week or more on which the estimates are based. Results. Since people can remain positive for about 11 days after testing positive for Covid, the ONS data is always two to three weeks behind the epidemic curve when it comes to new infections-” Professor Hunter said.

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