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As reported by BBC on 14 July 2022.

The top symptom that could be Covid is a sore throat, according to data from 17,500 people who said they had tested positive for the virus this week.  If you think you have more than one of these symptoms related to Covid please let me know and cancel your booking.

The next most common ones reported were headache, blocked nose and cough.

A high temperature or fever and loss of smell or taste - ones which the NHS list high up as likely Covid symptoms - were far less common.

A hoarse voice, sneezing, tiredness, muscle aches and dizziness scored higher.

The top 20 Covid symptoms, in descending order, according to the data from the Zoe App study are:

  • Sore throat - reported by 58%
  • Headache - 49%
  • Blocked nose - 40%
  • Cough no phlegm - 40%
  • Runny nose - 40%
  • Cough with phlegm - 37%
  • Hoarse voice - 35%
  • Sneezing - 32%
  • Fatigue - 27%
  • Muscle pains/aches - 25%
  • Dizzy light-headed - 18%
  • Swollen neck glands - 15%
  • Eye soreness - 14%
  • Altered smell - 13%
  • Chest pain tightness - 13%
  • Fever - 13%
  • Chills or shivers - 12%
  • Shortness of breath - 11%
  • Earache - 11%
  • Loss of smell - 10%

 

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