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People infected with the new Omicron strain of Covid-19 present “unusual symptoms” that are somewhat different from those associated with the Delta variant, a South African doctor who was one of the first to spot it has said.
Covid patients infected with the new strain started appearing around November 18, Dr. Angelique Coetzee, chair of the South African Medical Association, told the BBC on Sunday. The first such patient, a man in his 30s, told her he was “extremely tired” for several days, and also referenced body aches and “a bit of headache,” she said.
The patient did not exhibit symptoms typically associated with Delta or any previous Covid-19 strain like a cough or loss of taste or smell, and had a “scratchy throat” rather than a sore one, the doctor added.