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Around 3.5 million Britons are currently infected: These are the 20 most common symptoms from this week.

One in 18 – Corona infections in the United Kingdom have risen significantly. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimated Friday that a total of 3.5 million people were infected in the week ending July 6, up nearly 800,000 from the previous week. The number of Corona patients in hospitals also increased again. This was said to be primarily due to the spread of omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5.

“There is no sign that infections are decreasing, but they are approaching levels last seen in March at the height of the BA.2 wave,” said ONS expert Sarah Crofts.

According to the React-1 study from Imperial College London, loss of sense of smell and taste appears less common in omicron variants. Instead, Britons report more cold and flu-like symptoms.

In addition, infected people in the U.K. record their symptoms on the so-called ZOE app. These are the most common symptoms among 17,500 infected people who tested positive for the virus this week:

Most commonly, infected people complain of a sore throat, headache, stuffy nose, and cough. A hoarse voice and muscle pain were also frequently mentioned. High fever or loss of smell or taste was far less common.

The 20 most common Covid symptoms according to the ZOE app:

Sore throat – by 58 percent
Headache – 49 percent
Stuffy nose – 40 percent
Cough without mucus – 40 percent
Runny nose – 40 percent
Cough with phlegm – 37 percent
Hoarse voice – 35 percent
Sneezing – 32 percent
Fatigue – 27 percent
Muscle pain/stiffness – 25 percent
Dizziness and lightheadedness – 18 percent
Swollen neck glands – 15 percent
Pain in the eyes – 14 percent
Changed odor – 13 percent
Chest tightness – 13 percent
Fever – 13 percent
Chills or shivering – 12 percent
Shortness of breath – 11 percent
Earache – 11 percent
Loss of sense of smell – 10 percent

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