Visible Omicron symptom could indicate you need urgent treatment

An Omicron symptom that you can spot on your skin could indicate that you need urgent treatment.

The new strain of Covid-19 could show in your skin, lips and nail beds, according to the American Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Pale, grey or blue-tinged skin could be an indicator of low oxygen levels in your blood, Birmingham Live reports.

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So if you notice these symptoms, the CDC advises that you should seek immediate medical attention.

The main symptoms of Omicron are fatigue, sneezing, mild aches as well as a scratchy throat and a runny nose.

Other strains of the virus include symptoms such as a persistent cough, high temperature or fever and sudden loss of taste or smell.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson at yesterday's press conference
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Omicron is a milder strain of the virus, during a press conference this week.
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Cases of the new variant have surged since December, becoming the dominant Covid-19 strain in the UK.

But it has been confirmed to be a milder strain of the virus, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a Covid-19 announcement on January 4.

Mr Johnson added that Plan B restrictions will remain in place as cases continue to reach new records.

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New cases across Leicester and the wider county have been as high as around 3,000 each day in the last week.

The city has surpassed a total of 80,000 Covid-19 infections since the cases were first recorded in 2020.

As children return to schools it is expected that a higher number of cases of people in isolation will further impact already struggling sectors, including local healthcare.

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