One of a new set of symptoms related to COVID-19 is chills, loss of appetite, headache, and muscle aches, experts at Imperial College London said in a report on Wednesday.
The study was conducted between June 2020 and January 2021 among more than 1 million individuals.
In addition to the “classic” symptoms of COVID-19 already included in the National Health Service (NHS) guidance, the report said that new symptoms, such as fever, new persistent cough, loss of sense of smell and/or taste, were included in the report.
Depending on age, there was some variation in symptoms, but chills were associated with COVID-19 across all age groups, the report released by Imperial College London’s Real-time Assessment of Community Transmission (REACT) team said. Also read Diabetes medication can help with weight loss, research finds
The more symptoms people show, the more likely the virus is to infect them, the report said.
However, in the week leading up to their test, around 60 percent of infected individuals did not report any symptoms at all, it added.
According to official figures released on Tuesday, another 12,364 individuals in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 3,972,148.
Another 1,052 coronavirus-related deaths were also recorded in the world.
In Britain, the cumulative number of coronavirus-related deaths currently stands at 113,850.
The deaths of patients who died within 28 days of their first positive result are only counted in these statistics.
As Britain is speeding up attempts to intensify the vaccine roll-out to get the pandemic under control, new estimates have been revealed.
The first jab of the coronavirus vaccine has been given to more than 12.6 million individuals in Britain, according to the latest official estimates.
With the start of the country’s pandemic, England is officially under a third nationwide lockout.
Related restriction measures in Scotland, Wales, and Nor are now in force.