Considering the rise in the number of cases since the outbreak of the new COVID strain, it is only natural to assume the severity of the situation. As per reports, the number of infected cases across the UK increased by more than 50 per cent between November 29 and December 13.
While the UK strain of COVID-19 is said to be more deadlier than the original strain, ONS reports have also suggested some of the differences in the kind of symptoms faced by individuals testing positive for the new strain.
The researchers pointed out that people infected with the new COVID variant were less likely to develop a loss of sense of smell, which is one of the most prevalent symptoms in the original strain.
However, according to the reports, “There was no evidence of difference in the percentages reporting gastrointestinal symptoms.”