New Covid-19 Virus
Since the start of the pandemic, until now, the Covid-19 virus has changed a lot and still evolving. The strain in 2020 and the variety of strains hitting the country in 2021 are a major concern right now.
Earlier in 2020, we had only one Indian strain and now we have a UK strain, a South African strain, a Brazilian strain, and a double mutation strain. All these strains are making the Covid -19 virus highly contagious. Earlier with one strain fewer people were getting infected switching to the current state, with multiple strains in the country the infection rate is by the roof.
Thus, it is extremely important, more than ever, to get vaccinated. The vaccines are there to help you fight against the virus.
The symptoms for Covid-19 in 2020 VS the symptoms of Covid-19 in 2021
Back in 2021, when the Indian strain was present, the symptoms of Covid-19 were fever, muscle pain, loss of smell and taste, and a persistent dry cough. Cut to now, the new signs, in addition to the earlier symptoms are:
- Conjunctivitis, also known as Pink eye
- Sore throat
- Upset stomach
- Discoloration in the nails and fingers
When we had Indian strain, if you get infected by the virus it would show up on tests in 3 to 4 days. However, with new strains emerging, it is not happening anymore. Mainly, the UK variant jumps the parameters through which the New Covid-19 Virus is detected. Meaning, the people who contracted the UK strain came negative despite contracting the virus. So, it is crucial to look out for symptoms, talk with your doctor, keep your oxygen levels in check, and get vaccinated.
Bansal Global Hospital is fully equipped for providing vaccination for Covid -19. If you have further questions, contact us at +919911062832. Our team of doctors is 24/7 available to help you. Fix your appointment and get vaccinated today.