The SARS CoV 2 (COVID-19) pandemic which started in 2019 has spread throughout the world with newer mutations and variants of concern identified every few days. Essentially the symptoms remain the same but this study aims to observe the prevalence of Covid-19 symptoms in participants in India. Identifying newer symptoms of the infection may pave the way to prevent Post covid-19 complications (upto 45 days) as well as long covid-19 complications as they are exceedingly debilitating.
This is a prospective observational study wherein subjects diagnosed Covid-19 positive from Jan – Mar 2021 were enrolled. We included subjects aged 18 – 75 years who could answer the questionnaire independently.
Our findings show new symptoms reported that were not reported to a greater extent in the first wave of the pandemic in 2020 (As reported on https://www.mygov.in/covid-19). We also observed a difference in the extent of symptoms reported observed in male and female subjects.
Further studies are required to verify the difference observed and to associate the symptoms reported with post covid-19 complications and long covid-19 complications.