However, after more than a year of living with the disease, several other symptoms have emerged in connection to the virus, meaning you may have been infected without realising. Millions of people have logged their symptoms on the Zoe Covid Symptom Study app, revealing a vast array of different responses to Covid infection. These are the 19 most common symptoms to look out for, according to the app.
1. High temperature (fever)
A high temperature, or fever, has been reported by four in ten people reporting Covid symptoms and is sign your body’s immune system is trying to fight off the virus. Having a temperature over 37.8C is likely to be a sign of Covid.
2. Chills or shivers
Feeling shivery or having chills is a common response to a bacterial or viral infection that causes a fever.
3. Persistent cough
One of the three ‘classic’ symptoms of Covid, a persistent cough means coughing many times a day, for half a day or more, and it will usually be very dry.
4. Loss or change of taste or smell
Many people infected with Covid lose their sense of taste or smell, and have found that things smell different than they used to post-infection. Loss of smell tends to be an early symptom and usually lasts around five days.