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Government updates advice on symptoms of the Covid-19 Delta variant

The Department of Health has updated advice on the potential symptoms of the Covid-19 Delta variant.

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has said the symptoms of the Delta variant include; sore throat, runny nose and headaches.

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A cough and a fever were the main indicators in which the previous variants were consistent with.

“Delta also appears to be presenting with a different variety of symptoms than we have seen with other variants, including headache, sore throat and blocked or runny nose. If you have any symptoms of a cold or flu it is vital that you isolate immediately and arrange a test,” Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said.

Today, the Department of Health has confirmed a further 783 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

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There are currently 73 patients in Irish hospitals with Covid-19, with 20 in ICU.

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