Tens of thousands of people have been affected by the disease around the world and experts are beginning to understand more about its symptoms. A sore throat can be a harbinger of a coronavirus infection.
The most common symptoms are fever, fatigue and a dry cough, according to the National Health Service. But some patients may also have a bloated nose, sore throat, nosebleeds and aches or diarrhea. If the patient develops a sore throat, it is usually mild and begins gradually.
In some cases it will be a common cold, not Covid-19. But the advice is, if you start to show signs of being sick, it is better to be safe and isolated. What should I do if I have a sore throat and fever or cough? If you live alone and develop symptoms, it is recommended to stay home for seven days after the symptoms begin.
If you live with others, everyone should stay home and not leave for 14 days. What are the other symptoms of coronavirus? A high fever is a common symptom. This means you feel heat in your chest or back, you don’t need to measure your temperature with a thermometer.
A new, persistent, dry cough is also a symptom. That means coughing hard for more than an hour, or three or more episodes of coughing in 24 hours.