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Diarrhoea, Body Ache Reported As New Common Covid-19 Symptoms Among Young Generation

Updated On Jul 15, 2021

According to the doctors in Delhi government hospitals, younger patients, even as young as 10 months being brought in varying stages of consciousness for Covid-19 treatment. Dr. Suresh Kumar, Medical Superintendent of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital in central Delhi stated that the current strain of Covid-19 is mostly affecting young adults and children. Children as young as eight months and less than 10 years are being admitted to the hospital. 

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Doctors are reporting young patients being brought in with different levels of consciousness. Young patients are having symptoms like fever more than 104° F, severe body ache, restlessness, breathlessness, diarrhoea, vomiting, dehydration, and rapid deterioration of Oxygen levels. It is reported that if the oxygen levels were fine by morning, they reached danger levels by evening. Moreover, that earlier it was not the case. 

Dr. Suresh Kumar informed that last year, diarrhoea was recorded only in a few cases, but this time it has become quite common. He further stated that last year, not many patients complained of severe body ache, but it has become common now. The same applied to loss of taste and smell as well. 

Doctors from Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Medical College in West Delhi have also noticed the similar pattern of Covid-19 symptoms among coronavirus patients. Complaints of diarrhoea and persistent fever have become common this time apart from loss of taste and smell. Furthermore, fever runs longer among patients this time. Several doctors are of opinion that several younger patients were testing positive.

It must be noted that on Tuesday, the national capital Delhi recorded 13,468 new cases of novel coronavirus. This is the highest single day spike until now, taking the total number of cases to 7,36,788, and 81 deaths.

In the past 24 hours, India recorded 1.61 lakh cases, taking the tally to 1.36 crore cases. 

Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.

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