It’s been a month since a highly contagious mutation of the coronavirus found in the U.K. made its way to the U.S. Since then, the strain has spread to at least 28 states, and by March it is likely to become the dominant type in the U.S.
A new study has found that the strain is not only more contagious, but also different in its symptoms. The test results showed that 3,500 patients were more likely to survive the 4 symptoms than those infected with the other COVID-19 variants.
These 4 symptoms are cough, severe fatigue, muscle aches and sore throat. Most often, those infected with this strain do not have fever or other characteristic signs of coronavirus. Severe cases also develop lung tissue damage, pneumonia, and more.