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PremierLeague-News.Com - New data from the ZOE Covid study app, which has been tracking the virus throughout the pandemic, show 11 per cent of cases in the past week have experienced hot flushes or night sweats
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Night sweats have emerged as a common symptom of Covid-19, as the BA.5 Omicron variant becomes increasingly dominant in the UK.New data from the ZOE Covid study app, which has been tracking the virus throughout the pandemic, show that in 11 per cent of cases in the past week symptoms have included hot flushes or night sweats.Night sweats are still much less common than the most frequent symptoms; a sore throat (which affects 56 per cent of those infected), headache (48 per cent) and a cough with no phlegm (43 per cent).However, it is notable that the number of people reporting night sweats has significantly increased recently, particularly as it is not recorded on the NHS’s official list of symptoms.What are the official Covid symptoms?The NHS lists the following as official Covid-19 symptoms:High temperature or shivering (chills) – a high temperature means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)New, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hoursLoss or change to your sense of smell or tasteShortness of breathFeeling tired or exhaustedAching bodyHeadacheSore throatBlocked or runny noseLoss of appetiteDiarrhoeaFeeling sick or being sickHow are Covid symptoms changing?Dr Simon Williams of Swansea University said: “As the virus has evolved through the pandemic, more symptoms have been added to the official list, while others have become less common.“Of the initially – or longer-established symptoms – of fever, continuous cough, and loss of smell or taste – only fever is currently still amongst the most common symptoms.”Losing sense of smell, a symptom of nearly 50 per cent of Delta cases, dived in the early days of Omicron during the BA.1 and BA.2 subvariants.However, in a further sign that symptoms keep changing during the unpredictable course of the pandemic, it appears that loss of smell is starting to creep back up again, with “altered smell” occurring in nearly 14 per cent of BA.5 cases, according to ZOE data.“It does appear that loss of taste and smell is becoming more common again with many people with a BA.5 infection reporting them,” said Professor Lawrence Young, a virologist at Leeds University.“This could be something to do with the way that’s BA.5 infects different cells in the respiratory tract compared to earlier versions of omicron. The body’s reaction to reinfection, particularly the immune response, may affect symptoms. It appears that BA.5 is more resistant to the innate immune response which may result in a change in the symptom profile.”A YouGov survey in May found that around nine out of 10 people knew that the main official Covid symptoms include a new, continuous cough and a fever.Meanwhile, 87 per cent correctly identified exhaustion or excessive tiredness as a symptom, while 84 per cent pointed to shortness of breath.Another 78 per cent knew that aches are now symptoms of Covid.“However, people are less likely to be able to identify some of these other symptoms as possible Covid symptoms,” said Dr Williams.“For example, less than half of people correctly identified feeling nauseated or a loss of appetite as possible Covid symptoms, and only two-thirds identified a blocked or runny nose.“In my view, it’s clear the best thing to do if you think you might have Covid symptoms is to take a rapid test. If you don’t have access to one – or even if you do, and it comes back negative – while you’re feeling unwell, it’s sensible to stay away from others if you can.”More on Covid-19Here's how the Government could be protecting the immunocompromised from Covid – but isn't03 August, 2022Losing my sense of smell after Covid left me feeling disconnected from my children02 August, 2022Covid 'rebound' infections explained as Joe Biden tests positive twice in one month01 August, 2022What should I do if I test positive for Covid?The Covid advice differs depending on where you live in the UK.EnglandSelf-isolation is no longer a legal requirement in England, but the NHS advises that people infected with Covid-19 “should stay at home and avoid contact with other people” to help reduce the spread of the virus.In particular, you should avoid being in close contact with people at higher risk from coronavirus, for example if they are elderly or have a weakened immune system, even if they have had the vaccine.Infected people should try to work from home if they can.“If you are unable to work from home, talk to your employer about options available to you,” Government advice states.Positive cases should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for five days after the day of their test.ScotlandThe Scottish Government recommends following the advice on NHS Inform.If you test positive, you should stay at home and avoid contact with other people for five days after the day you took your test, or from the day your symptoms started (whichever was earlier).If you have not tested positive, you should try to stay home until you feel better.It is also recommended you take the following steps to keep others safe:Work from home if you can.
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. You can order them here.If you display Covid symptoms, you should self-isolate and order a test. Continue to self-isolate until you get your result.Should the test be negative, you can leave isolation immediately.If you test positive, you are advised to isolate for five full days, starting from the day after you took the test, and then take another test.Should that test be negative, take another test the following day. If that test is also negative you can leave isolation.If either test is positive continue isolating until you receive negative tests two days in a row, or until day 10, whichever is sooner.Northern IrelandThe Northern Ireland executive advises people to isolate immediately if they have Covid symptoms or have tested positive.If you display Covid symptoms, you should self-isolate and order a test. Continue to self-isolate until you get your result.If the test is negative you can leave isolation immediately.If you test positive you are advised to isolate for five full days, starting from the day after you took the test, and then take another test.If that test is negative, take another test the following day. If that test is also negative you can leave isolation.If either test is positive, continue isolating until you receive negative tests two days in a row, or until day 10, whichever is sooner.How can I get a Covid test?The Government is no longer providing free lateral flow tests to the general population. You must buy them yourself.There is a list of government-approved providers from which it is recommended you buy tests. You can find the list here.These providers have all self-declared against the Government’s minimum standards. However, you do not have to buy a test from one of these providers, and some providers who have completed the self-declaration have opted not to be published on the government list.Approved tests are readily available from local pharmacies, as well major high-street pharmacies such as Boots, Superdrug, and Lloyds Pharmacy.It is also possible to buy them from some supermarkets and corner shops.Boots is selling single lateral flow testing kits for £2. A pack of two Flowflex tests costs £3.95, four costs £7.90, five costs £9.80 and you can get a 25-pack for £49.Lloyds is selling single tests for £1.89, or a pack of 10 costs £9.29.Prices are similar at Superdrug, where one tests costs £1.95, and packs of three, five and 25 are also available.
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