The Delta variant of Corona Virus or B1617.2 is said to have a fast transmission rate. However, not a few people do not realize that they have been infected with the virus, because the symptoms are similar to the common cold.
What are the symptoms of the delta variant of COVID-19 to watch out for?
According to Professor Tim Spector, MD, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London and founder of the COVID-19 symptom study, Professor Tim Spector, MD, the symptoms caused by infection with the Delta variant are actually not much different from other COVID-19 symptoms. Here are some of them.
- Sore throat
- Have a cold
- Loss of the ability to smell and taste.
“This variant seems to work in a slightly different way. People may think they just have the common seasonal cold so they’re still out of the house for parties and may pass it on to six other people. This is a problem,” Prof Tim was quoted as saying by the BBC.
Not only that, some people who are infected with this type of Corona virus also experience other symptoms. The following are the symptoms of the Delta variant of COVID-19, as quoted from corona.jakarta.go.id
- Muscle ache
- Nasal congestion
- Nausea or vomiting
- Stomach ache
- Loss of appetite
- Hearing disorders
- Blood clotting
- Gangrene (death of body tissue).
Who is susceptible to the Delta variant?
According to data from the National Health Service (NHS), which analyzed 92,029 cases of the Delta variant in the UK from early February to mid-June 2021, there are certain groups that are most at risk of being infected with the Delta variant, as follows.
- People under 50 years old
- People who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19.
These data were obtained by the NHS after reviewing 92,029 cases with 82,500 patients of whom were under 50 years of age. Then another 53,882 cases were people who had not been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Taking into account several risk factors and also the symptoms of the Delta variant of COVID-19 above, it is important for us to be disciplined in complying with health protocols and immediately getting COVID-19 vaccinations. Do not let our non-compliance in implementing health protocols can harm ourselves and others.