Currently, India is in the middle of the third wave of COVID-19.

But There is always a  confusion between symptoms of Covid And a common cold. Hence it is necessary to know the symptoms of each.

Here are the common symptoms as determined by health experts, and scientific evidence.

COVID-19: Delta

Common Symptoms: Dry cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fever, runny nose, chills, headache Incubation period: 4-5 days

COVID-19: Omicron

Common Symptoms: Sore throat, runny nose, headache, fatigue, sneezing.

Incubation period: 2-3 days


Common Symptoms: Dry cough, headache, fatigue, fever, chills.

Incubation period: Two days

Common cold

Common Symptoms: Mild cough, fatigue, mild fever, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat

Incubation period: 1-3 days

One must also bear in mind that all of the common symptoms may not necessarily show up in the case of every infection.

As Coronavirus symptoms begin to appear in any person, he/she should get tested for COVID-19 when they show any of these symptoms.