What are the main symptoms of the Delta variant?
UK researchers state that a headache, sore throat, and a runny nose are the most common symptoms that are linked to the Delta variant – first identified in India – of COVID-19.
, Professor Tim Spector – a professor who runs the Zoe Covid Symptom study – has stated that the symptoms in younger people “feel more like a bad cold”.
However, despite not feel unwell the virus is still extremely contagious, meaning vulnerable people will still be affected by the virus.
People with these symptoms, as well as the classic symptoms – cough, fever, loss of smell or taste – should take a COVID-19 test.
The professor suggests that the classic symptoms are now less common compared to the new symptoms of the Delta variant. This is because the Delta variant is now the most dominant variant in the UK, accounting for over 90% of cases.
“Since the start of May, we have been looking at the top symptoms in the app users – and they are not the same as they were,” he says.