New Delhi, Lifestyle Desk. The number of Omicron cases in India has reached above 200, due to which there has been increased concern across the country. The variant of Kovid, which is believed to be mild, has started infecting people rapidly in a very short time. In view of the increasing cases of Kovid, it is important to understand once more the precautions related to corona virus. At the same time, it has become more important than ever to understand the symptoms, take immediate precautions, and be careful yourself.

Symptoms associated with Omicron

When it comes to the Omicron variant, most of the symptoms that are common in Kovid-19 are not seen in this variant. According to doctors, mild fever, weakness, sore throat and severe body pain are being seen in Omicron. This time no loss of taste and aroma is observed in a single patient. Whereas symptoms like loss of appetite have been seen in some people.

Don’t Ignore the Symptoms as a Common Cold

Headache, sore throat, runny nose, feeling weak, and sneezing may all sound like symptoms of the common flu or cold. However, Professor Tim Spector, head of the UK’s ZOE Covid Study App, has urged everyone with these symptoms to get tested for COVID-19 immediately.

People in India should also take all precautions. The cases of colds and colds have definitely increased due to the cold weather, but at the same time there is an increase in the cases of Kovid-19. That’s why your cold can be not just the flu but also covid.

When should the test be done if symptoms appear?

If you are experiencing classic COVID-19 symptoms, you should get an RT-PCR test done immediately. Typically, the incubation period of the corona virus, which can take 1-14 days from the time you are infected and when you develop or notice symptoms. You usually start seeing symptoms in about 5 days.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “it takes an average of five to six days for a person to show symptoms after being infected with the virus, although it can take up to 14 days.”

However, a person infected with COVID-19 can be contagious up to 48 hours before they start experiencing symptoms. Many people do not experience any symptoms despite being infected. This is the reason why a test must be done after coming in contact with an infected person. Also, if you live in a place where there are many patients of Kovid, then do not forget to take necessary precautions and do not ignore any kind of signs and symptoms.

Do isolation for 10 days

If you are found positive in the test of Kovid-19, then do isolation for 10 days after the result of the test. Keep an eye on your symptoms during isolation. Kovid-19 symptoms change constantly, so contact a doctor if the situation is serious. Do not delay in seeking medical help if you experience shortness of breath, other respiratory problems, chest pain, or any kind of discomfort.

Which test for covid should be done?

The COVID-19 test is a useful way of detecting the SARs-CoV-2 virus in our system. There are several types of COVID tests such as rapid test or antigen test, molecular testing and antibody or blood test. Rapid tests, also known as antigen tests, are a quick and inexpensive way to detect the virus. Therefore, it is used more in places where there are large numbers of people, such as airports.

If you are looking for an accurate COVID-19 test result, you should go for a molecular or RNA test, also known as an RT-PCR test. In this, a person from the lab collects samples of mucus from your nose and throat.

Antibody tests can detect active corona virus infection and can also tell you whether you have ever had a covid infection or not. This type of covid test does not give immediate results.

Disclaimer: The advice and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.

Edited By: Ruhee Parvez