According to the latest data from Imperial College London’s latest React-1 study, case rates in England are currently the highest they have ever been. From March 8 to March 31 6.37 percent of people had Covid compared to 4.41 percent in January. This is the highest level recorded at any point in the pandemic.
The jump in cases comes as the NHS adds nine new symptoms of Covid to its official list.
The health body originally said a high temperature or shivering (chills), a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste were the main signs of Covid.
It has now added the following to its list:
- Shortness of breath
- Feeling tired or exhausted
- An aching body
- A headache
- A sore throat
- A blocked or runny nose
- Loss of appetite
- Feeling sick or being sick.
“The symptoms are very similar to symptoms of other illnesses, such as colds and flu,” explains the NHS.