Coronavirus symptoms: A 'burning' sensation in the chest is a sign of the virus says MP |

Coronavirus symptoms aren’t confined to a high temperature and a new, continuous cough according to some sufferers of the virus. Labour MP Kate Osborne, who became the second MP to test positive with COVID-19 last week, revealed the symptoms she experienced on ITV’s Good Morning Britain via video link. The political for Jarrow said she is felt “extremely lucky” to now be in good health after experiencing a “burning sensation” from the virus.

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She said: “It hasn’t been a pleasant experience and I’m extremely lucky that I am in good health.

“My experience was that my main symptoms were that I started out with this dry cough. It developed into my chest where I had kind of a burning sensation, a tightness and a bit of difficulty with my breathing.”

Interestingly, she didn’t experience a high temperature.

She revealed: “I haven’t had through this whole period a temperature wen we bear in mind people moving around particularly in the early stages they were using that as quite a prime indicator.

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Coronavirus symptoms: MP now 'lucky to be in good health' describes 'burning' symptom

Coronavirus symptoms: A MP now “lucky to be in good health” has described her symptoms (Image: GETTY)

“I haven’t actually had a temperature through the whole thing.”

The British Association of Otorhinolaryngology recently revealed asymptomatic patients – those who do not have a fever or a cough – could experience a loss of smell or taste as symptoms after contracting COVID-19.

It said in a statement: “Evidence from other countries that the entry point for the coronavirus is often in the eyes, nose and throat areas.

“We have also identified a new symptom (loss of sense of smell and taste) that may mean that people without other symptoms but with just the loss of this sense may have to self-isolate – again to reduce the spread of the virus.”

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Kate added: “I’ve had a bit of loss of taste and smell, but I think overall I’ve been fairly lucky.”

Digestive problems such as diarrhoea, vomiting and loss of appetite have also been linked to coronavirus.

A study involving 204 patients in Wuhan found 99 patients (48.5 percent) went to hospital with digestive issues as their main ailment.

The majority of participants didn’t have underlying digestive condition.

Loss of appetite (83 percent) and diarrhoea (29 percent) were the main symptoms for patients exhibiting digestive problems.

Coronavirus symptoms: MP now 'lucky to be in good health' describes 'burning' symptom

Coronavirus symptoms: MP Kate Osborne experienced a burning sensation in her chest (Image: GETTY)


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Other digestive issues reported include vomiting (0.8 percent) and abdominal pain (0.4 percent).

If you experience symptoms of coronavirus the government is advising you stay at home.

To protect others you should not go to places like GO surgeries, pharmacies or hospitals.

You can use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.


Coronavirus symptoms: MP now 'lucky to be in good health' describes 'burning' symptom

Coronavirus symptoms: Digestive issues have also been linked to the virus (Image: GETTY)

The NHS advises: “If you have symptoms of coronavirus, you’ll need to stay at home for 7 days.

“If you live with someone who has symptoms, you’ll need to stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms.

“If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.

“If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.”