Meanwhile, a South African doctor is offering some early information about the symptoms sufferers of the Omicron variant have, calling them ‘mild but unusual.’
Dr. Angelique Coetzee, a board member of the South African Medical Association, first saw otherwise healthy patients demonstrating these symptoms beginning November 18 and flagged it as a possible variant.
‘It presents mild disease with symptoms being sore muscles and tiredness for a day or two not feeling well,’ Coetzee said. ‘So far, we have detected that those infected do not suffer the loss of taste or smell. They might have a slight cough. There are no prominent symptoms. Of those infected some are currently being treated at home.’
Coetzee said around two dozen of her patients that tested positive for the coronavirus displayed these new symptoms.