Home Health What are the Symptoms of Covid New Varient

What are the Symptoms of Covid New Varient

Symptoms of Covid typically appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms with the Omicron variant are similar to those of other variants. 

People with COVID-19 might not have any symptoms. If a person has symptoms, they can range from mild to severe.

Symptoms of Covid

Symptoms of COVID-19 include :

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue (feeling very tired)
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of or change in taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Is it COVID-19, the flu, or a cold?

Some symptoms of the flu (influenza), COVID-19, or a cold are similar, making it hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. Testing can help you determine if you are sick with COVID-19. 

It is also possible to be sick with both COVID-19 and the flu, or other respiratory diseases, at the same time. Symptoms alone cannot tell you if you have COVID-19 or another respiratory illness. That’s why testing is so important if you have symptoms.

Please see our comparison chart (Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog) to view the differences in symptoms.

Clean and disinfect surfaces

Clean and disinfect all frequently touched or high touch surfaces daily.

  • High touch surfaces are places that are touched frequently. These may include counters, tabletops, toilets, phones, and other places. 
  • If you are a caregiver who needs to clean and disinfect a sick person’s space, wear a mask and disposable gloves while cleaning. The person who is sick should also wear a mask. 
    • See CDC’s Caring For Someone Sick At Home for more advice for caregivers.
  • Do not touch your face while cleaning. Wash your hands with soap and water after cleaning.
  • Open outside windows and doors and use fans and heating and air conditioning settings to increase air flow. 

Use a household cleaning spray or wipe. Follow the instructions on the label to ensure safe and effective use of the product. CDC has more information on household cleaning and disinfection.

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