Omicron variant has been associated with mild infections, which has resulted in a number of symptoms akin to common cold.
Having headaches, a sore throat, a runny nose, feeling fatigued and frequent sneezing may all feel like a usual cold or a flu. However, Professor Spector urges everyone with these symptoms to get themselves tested immediately.
Amid increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in England, he says, “In London, where Covid is increasing rapidly, it’s far more likely to be Covid than it is to be a cold. We’re seeing doubling in the numbers equivalent to what’s being seen elsewhere, every two-and-a-half days, and that really means numbers are going up.”
In India too, common cold cases have surged due to the cold winters. However, the simultaneous rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country, may mean that your cold symptoms are more serious than what it seems.