London Covid: Warning of ‘very strange’ Omicron symptom that could signal infection

Covid was originally associated with symptoms such as a dry cough, fever, and loss or change in taste and smell.

But patients who tested positive for the newer variant of Omicron, as well as the doctors treating them, have also reported different symptoms.

These include the “very strange symptom” of night sweats, NBC News senior medical correspondent Dr John Torres told the Today show, reported the. Express .

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If you sweat so much that your bedding and clothes get damp, but the place where you sleep stays cool, this could be a warning sign of an Omicron infection.

Some of the other new coronavirus symptoms that have come out of reports from southern Africa, where the variant was first reported, are:

  • Throat irritation

  • Mild muscle pain

  • Extreme fatigue

  • Dry cough.

Some of these signs were detailed by South African physician Angelique Coetzee, who first sounded the alarm bells about Omicron.

She explained that one patient did not have a sore throat but instead described the symptom as “itchy”.

Dr Coetzee added that the symptoms associated with the latest strain appeared to be “extremely mild.”

Meanwhile, in the UK, the ZOE COVID study looked at symptoms and data associated with the new variant.

Using data from London, where the prevalence of the strain is high, their scientists analyzed symptom data from positive cases recorded in their app and compared it to data from early October, when Delta was dominant.

These data showed that only 50% of people had the three classic symptoms of Covid.

The first five signs seemed to have been:

  • Runny nose

  • Headache

  • Tired

  • sneezing

  • Sore throat.

Two other common symptoms reported by app contributors were loss of appetite and brain fog.



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These results come from contributors whose positive PCR results were suspected or confirmed Omicron cases.

ZOE is currently conducting more research on the symptom profile of this new variant.

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