covid update

New Omicron symptoms : severity of the new variant

The most common signs of the new variant are runny nose, headache, fatigue, sneezing, and a sore throat

Typical Covid symptoms, on the other hand, include a persistent cough, a high temperature, or a change in or loss of taste and smell

The latest study on new variant "Omnicron" suggests that the super mutant virus is more akin to a cold than Covid

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A Survey was done by ZOE Covid study app and they have stated runny nose as a top symptom of the new variant

The latest survey figures were based on data from 52,489 swab tests done in the two weeks leading up to December 11

The study was released only a day after the UK broke its record for new daily cases on two consecutive days as 87,131

On average one in 56 people in England, one in 46 people in Wales, and one in 79 people in Scotland have symptomatic Covid according to ZOE

Split across age groups, Covid is more prevalent and rising amongst younger age groups, including students and schoolchildren