Six new Covid symptoms people are being told to look out for – Coventry Live

Six new potential coronavirus symptoms have been reported by a coronavirus expert.

There are currently thre official symptoms listed on the NHS website.

They are a new cough, a temperature and a loss of sense of taste or smell.

But Tim Spector, lead scientist on the ZOE Covid Symptom Study app and professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London, says people should be looking out for these other symptoms, The Mirror  reports.

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhoea
  • Muscle pain
  • Skipping meals
  • Confusion

He urged people suffering any of the syptoms to get a test to stop the spread of Covid-19.

“This new virus strain is being blamed for the recent surge in London and the South East, but while it is definitely becoming the dominant strain in new infections, there’s still no hard evidence yet to support that it is acting differently,” the professor said.

He added: “It’s possible that these rapid changes would have happened anyway, just as they have done in Wales which has four times the national rate.

“Whichever strain is causing the recent increases, we are still in a mess and need to limit the number of cases, especially in the elderly to help the NHS.

Testing alone is not going to stop the spread, just as it didn’t with the previous waves. People need to know all the symptoms and not just focus on the three ‘official’ symptoms that miss over 20% of cases .

“If anyone is suffering from any of these over the coming weeks, stay at home, self isolate and get a test.”