Doctors are starting to see patients infected with the delta variant of the novel coronavirus, and now they’re speaking out about the symptoms they’ve seen.
What are the most common COVID-19 symptoms right now?
Jonathan Leizman, chief medical officer of Premise Health, a health care company headquartered in Tennessee, recently told HuffPost that the most common symptoms for the coronavirus right now have not changed all too much.
- “The symptoms are really the same as before. It’s the headache, cough, fatigue, runny nose, fever — those kind of generalized flu-like symptoms,” he told HuffPost.
What are the most common delta symptoms?
But William Powderly, co-director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, told HuffPost that data shows the delta variant might present a different experience than the traditional coronavirus mutation.
- “The information we’re getting from the U.K. and Europe and some initial surveys here in the United States is that the delta virus infection seems to be more likely to produce symptoms that are more typical of a common cold,” Powderly told HuffPost.
- “The symptoms we were seeing earlier on, which were much more like lower respiratory and fever, are less common,” Powderly told HuffPost. “That isn’t to say they don’t happen. But there does seem to be a shift in the frequency and type of symptoms being reported.”
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- “More people are seeing that COVID-19 is resulting in just common cold symptoms. You know, sore throat, runny nose. Not as much cough, higher fever, etc.,” he told the Deseret News.
The ZOE COVID Symptom study has been following up on the most common symptoms among fully vaccinated people who have been infected with the coronavirus.