New Study reveals 6 new COVID-19 symptom clusters to watch for

Doctor hand holding positive Coronavirus or Covid-19 rapid test

Doctor hand holding positive Coronavirus or Covid-19 rapid test

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by: Nexstar Media Wire

DALLAS (NEXSTAR) — Reports from a new study of COVID-19 from researchers at London’s King’s College found there are six distinct types of the virus with different symptom groups. The data was uncovered using a tracking app following 1,600 patients in the U.K. and United States during March and April.

In the survey, the researchers behind the study hope the data helps doctors treat people and more accurately predict the type of medical care they might need.

Researchers identified six clusters of symptoms outlined in the study, according toCBS News:

  1. Flu-like with no fever: Headache, loss of smell, muscle pains, cough, sore throat, chest pain, no fever.
  2. Flu-like with fever: Headache, loss of smell, cough, sore throat, hoarseness, fever, loss of appetite.
  3. Gastrointestinal: Headache, loss of smell, loss of appetite, diarrhea, sore throat, chest pain, no cough.
  4. Severe Level 1, fatigue: Headache, loss of smell, cough, fever, hoarseness, chest pain, fatigue.
  5. Severe Level 2, confusion: Headache, loss of smell, loss of appetite, cough, fever, hoarseness, sore throat, chest pain, fatigue, confusion, muscle pain.
  6. Severe Level 3, abdominal and respiratory: Headache, loss of smell, loss of appetite, cough, fever, hoarseness, sore throat, chest pain, fatigue, confusion, muscle pain, shortness of breath, diarrhea, abdominal pain.

Dr. Bob Lahita told CBS, “I think it’s very, very interesting, “Among the patients I see, those who recovered, many of them present different ways: some people with fever and some without fever, and some with nausea and vomiting, some people with diarrhea, etc.”

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