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2. Delta Symptoms Were Also Different

Right now, the vast majority of new COVID cases are of the Delta variant (although Omicron cases have been reported nationwide and are likely spreading rapidly). Since the early days of the pandemic, experts at the COVID Symptom Study have been tracking symptoms associated with new cases of the coronavirus. They found that Delta COVID symptoms were different from earlier strains of COVID, depending on your vaccination status. 

These are the most commonly reported initial symptoms of Delta COVID, if you've been vaccinated: 

  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Fever
  • Persistent cough

If you haven't been vaccinated, symptoms tend to be like those of earlier strains of COVID-19, including fever, a cough that can be severe, loss of taste or smell, in addition to headache, sore throat, and runny nose.

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