As the omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to spread across the country, some patients are reportedly showing new symptoms.
Doctors say some people are now reporting night sweats, a symptom also associated with sleep disorders, certain cancers and the flu.
According to the Mayo Clinic, night sweats are “repeated episodes of extreme sweating that can soak your sleepwear or bedding and are linked to an underlying medical condition or disease.”
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Dr. John Torres noted on “Today” that night sweats are a “very strange symptom” and said people don’t report loss of taste or smell as much with omicron.
Appearing on ITV’s ‘Lorraine’, Dr Amir Khan of the UK’s National Health Service called on the agency to update its list of symptoms, including night sweats.
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Typical symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, aches headache, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, and new loss of taste or smell.
People can best protect themselves against the omicron variant by staying “up to date” on their COVID-19 vaccines, as well as wearing a properly fitted mask indoors in a public place, social distancing, and washing their hands. hands with soap and water.
Although there are still many unknowns about the variant, CDC data shows that omicron accounts for approximately 98% of new COVID-19 cases.
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According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the United States recorded 776,455 new cases in the past day and 1,875 deaths.
America has reported more than 64 million confirmed cases and more than 846,400 deaths since the start of the pandemic.