Omicron symptoms: the first warning sign to look out for and what to do next

As more cases of new coronavirus variants are detected, experts realize that symptoms can vary. omicronthe latest «variant of concern», is on the rise in the UK and putting pressure on the government to unleash tighter restrictions on Britons just a week before Christmas.

Since it was first detected in South Africa, there have been more than 3,000 confirmed cases of the variant in the UK.

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It is possible that many of the symptoms of Omicron are not exactly the same as the traditional symptoms of coronavirus.

However, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that cough was the «initial» sign of the variant which, he says, is present in around of «89 percent» of the cases investigated.

Scientists report dry cough and «sore throat» with the Omicron variant, instead of chest cough.

Other early symptoms also listed include fatigue, congestion, or runny nose.

Some of them are slightly different from traditional coronavirus symptoms.

According to him NHSthe «most common» symptoms of coronavirus include «a high temperature, a new and ongoing cough, or a loss or change in the sense of taste or smell.»

Although, so far, it appears that the symptoms of omicron are milder than previous variants of the virus, appears to be more transmissible.

There is also concern that can evade vaccinations.

What should I do if I think I have Omicron?

As with any suspected case of coronavirus, people are being told to they should be tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate at home for 10 days if positive. states, «If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should stay home and isolate immediately. You should arrange to have a PCR test as soon as possible. If this PCR test result is positive, you should continue to isolate.»

PCR tests can be booked through the channels provided by the Ministry of Health.