A leading medical professor has warned people to assume they are infected with Covid if they notice two new symptoms of the virus.
Professor Tim Spector is the creator of virus tracking app Zoe and has said that as cases rise across the UK once more people should be on the lookout for two things.
These are morning fatigue that comes about regardless of sleep patterns and a sore throat.
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In a post on Twitter, the professor wrote: "There are twice as many Covid cases as common colds currently.
"The ratio has never been so high.
“Symptoms much the same except generally more fatigue and sore throat – so best to assume it’s Covid!
“Hopefully, this wave will be over soon.”
The advice comes after the UK was reported to be “over the peak” of the latest Covid-19 wave as infections have dropped for the first time in two months.
Powered by two new Omicron subvariants, BA.4 and BA.5, recent months were characterised by rising infection levels across the UK.
However according to data released today by the Office of National Statistics, the number of Brits with Covid has dropped by around 600,000 from this time last week.
The ONS estimates that around 3.2million people had the virus by July 20, down from around 3.8million the week before.
In England, this means one in every 20 people would test positive for the deadly virus, down from one in every 17 from the seven days prior.
It is the first week England has recorded a drop in case rates since the week ending May 27.
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