According to new data, CASES OF COVID-19 have risen by 34% over the last 2 weeks.
As we enter winter, many Brits are now experiencing cold-like symptoms.
Data show that Covid is currently causing an estimated 235 829 new daily symptomatic Covid cases in the UK.
This is almost 34% more than the 176,090 daily cases recorded two weeks ago, according to figures from ZOE Symptom Tracker.
It might seem that everyone in your circle has the sniffles. However, experts at the app discovered that the number is decreasing rapidly.
It can be hard to determine if you have the bug when testing is no longer free.
However, the latest data from App shows that most people suffering from it are suffering from a sore or aching throat.
These are the top 20 symptoms that people experience:
- Sore throat – 63.55%
- Runny nose – 53.04%
- Headache – 53.02%
- Blocked nose – 52.47%
- Cough no phlegm 52.06%
- Sneezing: 47.02%
- Cough with phlegm 45.79%
- Hoarse voice – 43.86%
- Muscle pain aches – 29.46%
- Fatigue – 22.97%
- Dizzy light headed 21.11%
- Altered smell – 19.82%
- Swollen neck glands – 17.72%
- Eye irritation – 16.41%
- Tightness in the chest – 16.26%
- Breathing difficulties – 15.9%
- 14.45% loss of smell
- Earache – 13.96%
- Chills or shivers: 12.98%
- Shoulder pain due to joint problems – 11.08%
Professor Tim Spector was the principal investigator of the ZOE Study. He stated that, despite an increase number of cases, the bug is actually slowing down.
Sending to Twitter,He added that the frequency of colds is also decreasing.
He said: “I was upset when I woke up yesterday with a stuffy nose + sore throat- luckily I was sneezing which is a good predictor of a cold at present and not Covid (now antigen test neg!)”.
The majority of those who contract the Omicron virus in the UK have been suffering from common cold symptoms since last year.
This strain is milder than the ones that came before it, such as Alpha and Delta.
Due to the massive vaccine rollout and the fact there are many people already infected, the spread of the virus may be slower.
This new data comes as millions of Brits are urged to take their booster jabs.
Everyone who is eligible for the Autumn Top-Ups will be able to book into the NHS booking system on Friday.
The vaccines are not available to anyone over 65 or from high-risk groups.
British health chiefs urge Brits between 50 and 64 to get both vaccines to prevent winter. “twindemic” of Covid and flu.
Omicron boosters have been administered to seven million people. This move will allow for bookings of up to 12 million more, and 33 million are eligible for free flu jabs.
Amanda Pritchard, chief of NHS England, said: “The rollout is off to a flying start – we have invited and jabbed twice as many people as we did last autumn.
“This could be an extremely challenging winter for the NHS so it is vital to get your protection against both Covid and flu.
“Please come forward and book in when you can.”