Coronavirus latest updated figures shows 51,608 cases of infections with 5,373 deaths from COVID-19. This comes as news was announced last night that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to ICU for his persistent symptoms, including a dry cough. COVID-19 has two major symptoms which we are all hyper-vigilant of: a temperature or fever and a dry, continuous cough. As the pandemic rages on, however, and doctors become more finely attuned to the myriad ways that the disease can manifest, so less obvious symptoms emerge. Feeling any of these two symptoms in your stomach could signal a possible infection.
If a person feels either pain in the abdomen or is experiencing diarrhoea it’s imperative, they carefully monitor themselves and if a fever or cough develops too, they need to be extra cautious.
Scientists from Tongji Medical College looked at data from patients to analyse the different symptoms COVID-19 patients experienced.
The results from the research indicated digestive symptoms were prevalent with 117 patients.
Additionally, 58 percent reported having diarrhoea and 20 percent of them having diarrhoea as the first warning symptom of an infection.
Alongside diarrhoea, a pain in the abdomen has also come up as a potential warning symptom of COVID-19.
A bad stomach might be more commonly associated with bugs such as the norovirus.
However, some patients have reported pain in the abdomen before developing the other more commonly known symptoms.
This pain can include abdominal pains including stomach cramps or a dull ache in the tummy.