Coronavirus UK news latest – Delta variant symptoms ‘like a cold for most covid sufferers’ who don’t know to isolate

CORONAVIRUS symptoms for the feared Delta variant are more like a cold for the majority of sufferers, experts have revealed.

A headache, sore throat and a runny nose and now the most reported symptoms for those with covid in the UK, overtaking a cough, fever and a lose of taste or smell.

Prof Tim Spector, who runs the Zoe Covid Symptom study, says catching the Delta variant can feel “more like a bad cold” for younger people.

The fear is that those with mild symptoms may mistake their covid for a cold or a bad hangover and not think to take a test or self-isolate.

However the Delta strain is believed to be far more contagious than the earlier variants and possibly more deadly too – meaning that sufferers ignoring symptoms risks spreading the virus and killing those at risk.

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