Coughing Up Sputum Is A “Top” Covid Symptom As Instances Rise


Sputum in your cough is considered a ‘top’ Covid symptom as cases continue to rise, states an Express news source.

The most prevalent Covid symptom

While dry cough has been considered one of the most prevalent Covid symptoms, a different type of cough could also signal an ongoing infection.

Just like many other viruses, Covid has been mutating since the beginning of the pandemic. This as well as the vaccine roll-out has redefined the common symptoms the virus causes. While many are aware of the key traditional signs like cough and loss of smell, some of these signs were more common in the early stages of the pandemic. One lesser-known symptom that could ring alarm bells strikes in your cough.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), more than 1.4 million people in the UK were infected with Covid in the week ending on December 9, warning that around one in 45 was ill with the virus.

The most prevalent variant

Omicron BA.5 still seems to be the most prevalent variant that is driving up the cases in the UK.

With BA.5 taking the control, Covid symptoms still include the usual suspects like sore throat, runny nose and headache.

However, the latest reports from The Zoe Covid Study App, which keeps track of key Covid symptoms through patient reports, have added sputum in cough to their list of “top” signs to watch.

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Source: The Verge


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