In continuous escalation of coronavirus cases, if one fact has become relevant about this, it is the appearance of the omicron variant. A much more contagious deviation from covid-19, which has put the fight against the pandemic in check in much of the world. In addition to its strength, ómicron also stands out for some somewhat different symptoms those that have been detected since the beginning of the pandemic.

With almost 80,000 cases detected in Spain alone in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health has long been warning of the dangerousness of the omicron variant. Displacing the delta as the one with the most presence in the cases of covid-19, this deviation has triggered the contagion curve, boosted by the encounters around Christmas, showing that the pandemic still has a long way to go.

Of course, this fact has caused science to work tirelessly to analyze its dangerousness, which has led several studies to reaffirm that although it is more transmissible, Your symptoms are less serious than those that had been detected months ago.

Some signs of contagion that although they are similar to all those that have been reviled with the coronavirus, have particular characteristics. And it is that either by one symptom or another it is possible to know about which variant a person is infected.

These are the most common symptoms of omicron infection

In this way, from highest to lowest probability, omicron infections detect the following symptoms:


Runny nose.


Throat pain.


Muscle pain.



Reduced odor.

Reduced appetite

Strong breathing

Reduced flavor.

Abdominal pain.

This is the average time it takes for omicron symptoms to appear

In general, most people infected with the omicron variant detect the first symptoms at three or four days since the contagion happened. It is rarer at five days, however this is the strongest peak of contagion since the newly infected person already has all the features of covid-19.

This is the average time it takes for omicron symptoms to disappear

For its part, although it is not until about ten days when the contagion begins to disappear in order to be able to return to a normal life, the symptoms of omicron begin to disappear as it passes two or three days since they were given. In most signs, Health advises caution and not expose yourself to close contact until you are sure you have completely passed the infection.

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