As of now, the Omicron variant has been associated with mild infections, which has resulted in a number of symptoms resembling common cold.
Having headaches, a sore throat, a runny nose, feeling fatigued and frequent sneezing may all feel like a regular cold or a flu. However, Professor Tim Spector, Head of UK’s ZOE Covid study app, urges everyone suffering with cold-like symptoms to get tested immediately.
Additionally, he highlighted that symptoms like fever, cough and loss of smell are now in the “minority of symptoms”.
“Most people don’t have classic symptoms,” he said.
That said, some of the most common symptoms reported in Omicron-infected people so far are mild fever, fatigue, scratchy throat, body pain and night sweats, without any sign of impaired sense of smell and taste.