Reitumetse Makwea
Digital Intern
4 minute read
5 Aug 2021
4:11 am

Delaying Covid test could cost you your life, experts warn

Reitumetse Makwea

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the delta variant is a variant of concern that they are tracking and monitoring around the world.

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Time is not on your side when it comes to the delta variant – and delaying a Covid test and, more importantly, a thorough clinical assessment of your condition, could cost you your life. One of the problems with the devastating coronavirus variant – now the dominant strain in the world which experts say is 60% more transmissible than previous strains – is that symptoms can be slightly different. Those who test positive are often reporting that they initially thought it was a normal cold. And even when people are diagnosed Covid-positive, they often put off going to hospital if...