The delta variant of the novel coronavirus continues to surge through the United States, and details about symptoms continue to emerge.
The Food and Drug Administration has a list of nine signs that you have the delta variant. The breakdown includes information from outpatient and inpatient COVID-19 survivors.
- Fever and chills.
- Sore throat or cough.
- Low energy and fatigue.
- Loss of sense of smell.
- Loss of sense of taste.
- Symptoms like a common cold.
Many of these delta variant symptoms seem similar to the original version of COVID-19, and that very much remains the case, according to the University of California Davis.
- “The symptoms of the Delta variant appear to be the same as the original version of COVID-19. However, physicians are seeing people getting sicker quicker, especially for younger people,” UC Davis said in a release.
But some doctors disagree. For example, Dr. George Monks, a physician and volunteer teacher for the University of Oklahoma, wrote in a Twitter post that delta variant symptoms might be different than normal COVID-19.
- “The delta variant has slightly different symptoms compared to the original virus,” he said.