Coronavirus is an infectious disease that has been confirmed in almost two million people across the world. You could be at risk of COVID-19 infection if you start to develop a sore throat, it’s been claimed.
Cases are continuing to rise in the UK, and the government has urged the public to stay at home, to avoid becoming infected or spreading the virus further.
People have been advised to remain indoors, as more than 90,000 UK individuals have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
The most common warning signs of coronavirus are a high fever, and a new, continuous cough.
But, you could also be at risk of the deadly virus if you develop a sore throat.
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Redness at the back of the mouth, bad breath, and swollen neck glands all count toward a sore throat, warned the NHS.
“Common symptoms are fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle and joint pain, headache and sore throat,” Dr Herren told Express Health.
“Reports say that diarrhoea is fairly rare; around 5 per cent.
“But the WHO analysis has reported that 88 per cent have a fever, and 68 per cent a cough.
“There are anecdotal reports of loss of smell and taste which is a symptom of some colds and flu, too.”
The most common coronavirus symptoms include having a high fever, and developing a new, continuous cough.
Anybody that feels hot to the touch on their chest or back could be showing early coronavirus symptoms.
Similarly, anyone that’s been coughing more than usual for longer than a one-hour period, or if they’ve had at least three coughing episodes every 24 hours, should self-isolate.