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Covid patients warn of most common unexpected symptom of the coronavirus

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Manish Saini
Manish works as a Journalist and writer at Revyuh.com. He has studied Political Science and graduated from Delhi University. He is a Political engineer, fascinated by politics, and traditional businesses. He is also attached to many NGO's in the country and helping poor children to get the basic education. Email: Manish (at) revyuh (dot) com

It is known that the novel coronavirus affects people differently, and many people report a major symptom that continues even after infection.

For some people, the virus can cause no symptoms, making the threat of spread more tangible, as vaccines are a potential way to reduce risks.

Data from the U.K. Bureau of National Statistics survey revealed that many people reported no symptoms of COVID-19.

The results highlight once again the danger that asymptomatic people may spread the virus into the community.

Of those who reported symptoms within the seven days prior to the test, fatigue or weakness were the most common – affecting more than one in three.

Other common symptoms that followed were headache, cough, sore throat, muscular pain, fever, and shortness of breath.

About one in five people experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 reported a loss of taste or smell.

Less common symptoms were nausea/vomiting, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain, but taken together these “gastrointestinal” symptoms were found in one in five people who tested positive with a high viral load.


According to the National Health Library, fatigue is a common symptom among people who have a symptomatic COVID-19 infection.

According to them:

However, it is unknown if COVID-19 results in persistent fatigue in those recovered from acute infection. 

Our findings demonstrate a significant burden of post-viral fatigue in individuals with previous SARS-CoV-2 infection after the acute phase of COVID-19 illness.

This study highlights the importance of assessing those recovering from COVID-19 for symptoms of severe fatigue, irrespective of severity of initial illness, and may identify a group worthy of further study and early intervention.

It is known that symptoms start to develop in two to 14 days, with an average incubation period of about five to six days.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says symptoms of the coronavirus can be mild and progressive.

According to The Lancet, when hospital admission is required, it usually occurs after seven days.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), someone with COVID-19 may experience a wide range of symptoms.

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