YAHOO! NEWS – Spotting the signs of a coronavirus infection—particularly this “more transmissible” Delta variant—is essential, to save your life and the life of those around you.
“Our seven day average of cases is about 146,000 per day. Our seven day average of hospital admissions is approximately 11,165 per day. And our seven day average of daily deaths has increased to 1,448 per day,” said the CDC chief yesterday.
Don’t become one of them. Read on so you know which signs of a Delta infection to worry about.
1. You May Have a Fever
Fever—of 100.4 degrees or higher—is the most common symptom but “you may or may not have fever,” says Dr. Fauci.
“And I don’t think you need to rely on fever—that if you don’t have a fever, you’re okay. Because plenty of people in the very early period of time don’t have fever.” You may also get “chills,” says Fauci.
2. You May Have a Cough
A cough—typically dry and without mucus—is another common symptom of COVID-19 according to Dr. Fauci. He once maintained that 59-82% of those infected with the virus experience it as a symptom. This cough may last a while. “Sometimes it takes a while to get everything back to normal,” Dr. Fauci said of a COVID cough.
3. You May Have a Muscle or Body Aches
“We’re looking at some pain and suffering in the future because we’re seeing the cases go up,” said Fauci. That pain can be literal. Dr. Fauci has described muscle or body aches as “myalgia” and they are common among COVID cases.
4. You May Lose Your Sense of Smell or Taste
“Many people now have this curious loss of smell and taste,” said Fauci.
In one study, “at least 61% of the patients reported reduced or lost sense of smell, according to principal investigator Ahmad Sedaghat, MD, Ph.D. … READ MORE.