Is a sore throat a symptom of coronavirus? – The Sun

CORONAVIRUS is continuing its deadly spread and people are on high alert for symptoms that could mean infection.

Millions of people have been struck down by the illness worldwide and experts are beginning to understand more about its symptoms.

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Is a sore throat a symptom of coronavirus?

A sore throat may be a warning sign of a coronavirus infection.

The most common symptoms are fever, tiredness, and a dry cough, according to the NHS.

But some patients may also have a runny nose, sore throat, nasal congestion and aches and pains or diarrhoea.

If the sufferer develops a sore throat it is usually mild and begins gradually. In some cases it will be a common cold, rather than Covid-19.

But the advice is, if you start to show signs of being ill, it's best to be safe and isolate.

What should I do if I have a sore throat and a fever or cough?

If you live alone and develop symptoms it is recommended to stay at home for seven days after symptoms begin.

If you live with others, everyone in the house must stay at home and not leave for 14 days.

Studies show that people have the coronavirus without symptoms for five days on average.

What should I do if I only have a sore throat?

If you are worried about symptoms you can go through the NHS 111 online service.

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

What are the other symptoms of coronavirus?

A high temperature is a common symptom.

This means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back, you do not need to measure your temperature with a thermometer.

A new, continuous, dry cough is also a symptom.

This means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours.

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