UK Covid deaths shoot up by 40% as key symptoms revealed

COVID-19 infections. Credit: Alina Troeva/

UK Covid deaths have shot up by 20 per cent, with 20 key symptoms making up the list to look out for.

The number of people who died in the week leading up to October 14 with Covid documented on their death certificate is 565, according to the Office for National Statistics.

This was up 41 per cent on the previous week and is the highest number the UK has seen since August 12, reports The Mirror.

This is the third week in a row that Covid deaths have risen in England and Wales, new data reveals, but it is believed that the current wave may have peaked and the trend is on its way back down.

The government shows that the number of people testing positive was down  by 12 per cent last week, with people the number of being admitted to hospital also down.

The ZOE Covid symptom tracker app has revealed that around one in 21 people in the UK have Covid. In real terms, it is estimated that 209,243 Brits have tested positive, down from 235,829 last week.

However, this decline has yet to be felt in the number of Covid deaths, due to the delay between infection and death trends.

With this in mind, here are the top 20 symptoms to look out for:

  1. Sore throat – 63.55 per cent
  2. Runny nose – 53.04 per cent
  3. Headache – 53.02 per cent
  4. Blocked nose – 52.47 per cent
  5. Cough no phlegm – 52.06 per cent
  6. Sneezing – 47.02 per cent
  7. Cough with phlegm – 45.79 per cent
  8. Hoarse voice – 43.86 per cent
  9. Muscle pain aches – 29.46 per cent
  10. Fatigue – 22.97 per cent
  11. Dizzy light headed – 21.11 per cent
  12. Altered smell – 19.82 per cent
  13. Swollen neck glands – 17.72 per cent
  14. Eye soreness – 16.41 per cent
  15. Chest pain tightness – 16.26 per cent
  16. Shortness of breath – 15.9 per cent
  17. Loss of smell – 14.45 per cent
  18. Earache – 13.96 per cent
  19. Chills or shivers – 12.98 per cent
  20. Joint pain shoulders – 11.08 per cent

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    • Jessica

      26 October 2022 • 10:00

      Theyre not covide deaths they are vaccine deaths. more lies from the government

    • John

      26 October 2022 • 19:36

      Also they are deaths WITH covid not FROM covid – there is a huge difference. When the authorities finally learn to tell the truth and stop trying to deceive and scare everyone with these figures? It’s a scandal yet nothing changes.

    • M

      27 October 2022 • 02:13

      Usual whitewash, again no age or morbidity status of the deaths , just head line numbers with propaganda promotions. As we have seen with the pandemic if people die of numerous other illnesses and have covid then it is put on the death certificate as a “covid death” Mmmm well this whole system needs to be reassessed or looked on as a dubious source of information. We will not be fooled again by these people.


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