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Major change to common Covid symptoms you need to know – the full list of 20 revealed

A ONCE common Covid symptom has been removed from the symptom list, as cases of the virus remain high.

Earlier this month, Covid appeared to be presenting like flu in many people it infected.

Scientists warm of a  ‘swarm’ of Omicron strains that could threaten this winter

But now, fewer people are experiencing a fever with Covid than ever before, the ZOE Symptom Tracker app has revealed.

Professor Tim Spector, of ZOE, said: “It really is a complete waste of everyone’s time to be screening workplaces and care homes… for fever at the moment.”

Just last month, 43 per cent of all people who had Covid reported having a fever.

This comes as scientists warned of a so-called ‘swarm’ of Omicron strains that could threaten this winter.

Currently, Omicron is the main strain circulating, which has been proven to be milder than others that came before it.

However, specialists have warned that there could be a collection of three substrains that all circulate together this winter.

According to the tracker, around one in 21 people in the UK have the bug – with numbers now also falling in the youngest age groups.

Experts at ZOE revealed there are currently an estimated 209,243 infections, down from 235,829 last week.

The decrease in cases, Prof Spector says, indicates the current wave has “peaked”.

This drop in infections suggests that people are mixing less than expected, Prof Spector explained.

“We’re at 80 to 85 per cent of our contact rates compared to pre-pandemic,” he added.

“Many people are just not getting out and mixing as much as they were before.”

The most recent data from the ZOE Symptom Tracker app states there are 20 symptoms Brits should be on the lookout for.

This data refers to all Brits who have logged their symptoms on the app, regardless of how many jabs they have had.

  1. Sore throat – 63.55 per cent
  2. Runny nose – 53.04 per cent
  3. Headache – 53.02 per cent
  4. Blocked nose – 52.47 per cent
  5. Cough no phlegm – 52.06 per cent
  6. Sneezing – 47.02 per cent
  7. Cough with phlegm – 45.79 per cent
  8. Hoarse voice – 43.86 per cent
  9. Muscle pain aches – 29.46 per cent
  10. Fatigue – 22.97 per cent
  11. Dizzy light headed – 21.11 per cent
  12. Altered smell – 19.82 per cent
  13. Swollen neck glands – 17.72 per cent
  14. Eye soreness – 16.41 per cent
  15. Chest pain tightness – 16.26 per cent
  16. Shortness of breath – 15.9 per cent
  17. Loss of smell – 14.45 per cent
  18. Earache – 13.96 per cent
  19. Chills or shivers – 12.98 per cent
  20. Joint pain shoulders – 11.08 per cent

Data from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has revealed the areas where you’re most at risk of catching the bug.

Check out The Sun’s interactive Covid hotspots map to see how your area is affected.

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