Scientists Uncover Six Different Types Of Coronavirus Cluster Of Symptoms To Look Out For


Scientists say they have uncovered six different “types” of Covid-19, each based on a “particular cluster of symptoms”.

Their findings are based on data gathered from King’s College London’s COVID Symptom Study app.

The researchers used the data to develop a model to predict which patients are most likely to require hospitalisation and breathing support, based on their earliest symptoms.

The team said these findings could have “important implications for care and monitoring of people who are most vulnerable to severe Covid-19”, ahead of a second wave of coronavirus infections.

According to the researchers, most people who require breathing support come to hospital around 13 days after their first symptoms, so knowing those who are at higher risk of severe infection, as early as day five, could help save lives.

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