Early data published in a new British study, which analyzed entries made by the UK public in an app, suggests that symptoms of the variant could be easily mistaken for an everyday illness like a cold.
The Zoe Covid Study looked at symptoms in COVID-19 cases in London in particular, recorded over two separate weeks in October and December. Similarities with the Delta variant were detected, with the top five symptoms on the app being the following:
With that being said, experts noted that the symptoms of the Omicron variant are mild and could be treated at home. Fatigue was one of the main symptoms that Omicron patients are reporting. Other symptoms were a mild headache, body aches, and a scratchy throat. But she said unlike the Delta variant, patients have so far not reported a loss of taste or smell. There was also no major drop in oxygen levels.