Docs in South Africa, the place a brand new coronavirus variant of concern ‘Omicron’ has been discovered, have been learning signs of this new pressure on COVID-19 sufferers they usually have now made sure observations.
Signs of Omicron variant:
Sufferers contaminated with this pressure present excessive tiredness. This isn’t restricted to any age group. Younger sufferers additionally present excessive tiredness, in keeping with Angelique Coetzee, chairperson of the South African Medical Affiliation.
There isn’t any main drop in oxygen saturation ranges. Drastic drop in oxygen saturation ranges was seen amongst sufferers in the course of the second wave of the pandemic in India, for instance.
Sufferers contaminated with Omicron pressure haven’t reported lack of style or odor, that are recognized signs in sufferers contaminated with different strains.
Sufferers of Omicron variant have, nevertheless, complained of “scratchy throat”.
Most sufferers of Omicron pressure have recovered with out hospitalisation, say medical doctors.