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Coronavirus warning – does your throat feel like this? The hidden sign of COVID-19

Coronavirus is an infectious disease that has been confirmed in more than 17 million people across the world. You could be at risk of the deadly infection if you develop a sore throat, it's been claimed.

The UK lockdown is slowly being eased, as shoppers are now allowed to explore the high-street in England, provided they remain socially-distanced.

You can also visit someone else's garden, as long as there aren't more than six people in the garden at once.

But the government has still advised the public to remain indoors as much as possible, in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.

One of the key warning signs of a coronavirus is developing a sore throat.

A sore throat is one of the 11 symptoms of COVID-19, warned the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Your throat may feel especially painful when swallowing, and it could feel scratchy or dry.

Some people even develop bad breath as a result of a sore throat.

But, in the UK, you don't need to self-isolate if you have a sore throat in the absence of any other symptoms.

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"People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness," said the CDC.

"Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

"People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhoea.

"This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19."


Meanwhile, you could also be at risk of coronavirus if your urine starts to smell unusually strong.

Strong-smelling urine is a warning sign of dehydration, as well as unusually yellow-coloured wee.

Dehydration could be a warning sign of coronavirus, warned Ohio State University.

Your wee becomes particularly smelly as it becomes more concentrated, due to lower levels of fluid in the body.

Anybody that feels hot to the touch on their chest or back could be showing early coronavirus symptoms.

Similarly, anyone that's been coughing more than usual for longer than a one-hour period, or if they've had at least three coughing episodes every 24 hours, should self-isolate.

Some patients have also reported a sore throat, headaches, and even a widespread rash.

More than 45,000 people have died from coronavirus in the UK.



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