Three Covid symptoms to look out for as doctor issues warning amid case increase
19.09.2023 - 21:37
A top doctor has revealed three Covid symptoms that must be looked out for as cases continue to increase across the world.
New Covid variants, including Pirola and Eris, are contributing to a rise in cases as we head towards the colder months of the year. With this rise, concerns are increasing as the winter months are already a busy and pressured period for the NHS, due illnesses such as the flu.
However, one top New York doctor has insisted that those testing positive for Covid at the moment seem to be showing "really mild symptoms", comparing the signs to those of the common cold. “The only way that we knew that it was Covid was because we happened to be testing them,” Dr. Erick Eiting, who is vice chair of operations for emergency medicine at Mount Sinai Downtown, told NBC News.
The expert explained that the most common symptoms he has noticed include congestion, some sneezing and a mild sore throat, reports the Mirror.
Other symptoms of Covid-19 often include a headache, fatigue and muscle aches as well as some sufferers experiencing a fever and chill.
A loss of taste and smell were common symptoms but these have become less frequent in cases, the doctor suggests.
Generally, many patients experience mild symptoms, even less severe than those experienced in the early stages of the pandemic.
The decreased severity of symptoms is linked to immunity provided by mass vaccination as well as from previous infections of the virus, explained Dr. Dan Barouch, director of the Centre for Virology and Vaccine Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
He told NBC News: "Overall, the severity of Covid is much lower than it was a year ago and two years ago. That’s not because the variants are less robust. It’s