Six types of COVID-19 have been identified by scientists in a major breakthrough that could help doctors with treatment, while Global Coronavirus infections topped 14 million on Friday, a surge of 1 million cases in under 100 hours for the first time.
Iran Press/ Europe: The global Coronavirus infections passed 14 million on Friday (July 17), according to a Reuters tally, marking the first time there has been a surge of 1 million cases in under 100 hours.
The United States, with more than 3.6 million confirmed cases, is still seeing huge daily jumps in its first wave of COVID-19 infections. The United States reported a daily global record of more than 77,000 new infections on Thursday, while Sweden has reported 77,281 total cases since the pandemic began.
Meanwhile, Scientists have identified six distinct types of COVID-19 – each with a specific collection of symptoms – in a breakthrough that could help doctors predict which patients are most at risk.
According to Sky News, The different forms of the disease are believed to determine its severity among those infected – and whether they are likely to need respiratory support in the hospital.
Those behind the study, led by researchers from King’s College London, say it will have major implications on treatment decisions during a potential second wave of the Coronavirus and could save lives.
Although a continuous cough, fever, and loss of smell are usually highlighted as the three key symptoms of the illness, data gathered from around 1,600 users of the COVID Symptom Study app in the UK and the US shows that people can experience a wide range of different effects.
These can include headaches, muscle pains, fatigue, diarrhea, confusion, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, and more.
And researchers concluded that which of the six main clusters of symptoms each infected person suffered tended to indicate how quickly the disease would progress and how ill they were likely to get.
They said patients’ outcomes varied significantly – from mild flu-like symptoms or a simple rash to severe disease or death.