Doctors see usual Covid symptoms of cold, fever among new patients

Dr Sachin Kumar senior consultant pulmonology critical care medicine Sakra World Hospital told STOI there has been a slight increase in number of patients with acute respiratory symptoms coming to their emergency wing as well as OPD Typically they have upper respiratory tract symptoms similar to any viral illness consisting of cough sore throat and high fever for initial two to three days Diarrhoea also is common in these patients said Dr Kumar adding that so far the numbers and symptoms are not severe Currently there are over 3 000 active Covid cases and 12 active clusters across the city The positivity rate for the past week is 2 31 per cent Dr Haleema Yezdani consultant at Connect and Heal a telemedicine company that has been volunteering and offering treatment to Covid patients for free said The most common symptoms remain severe headache fever cold cough and sore throat People are also showing gastrointestinal symptoms like abdominal pain nausea and diarrhoea which explain the reason for body ache and weakness she said