Symptoms of the COVID-19 Delta Variant

Symptoms of the COVID-19 Delta Variant

Common symptoms of the COVID-19 Delta Variant can sometimes be mistaken for allergies:

  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Fever 
  • Headache
  • NOTE: cough and loss of taste and smell are not as common with the Delta variant. 

Common symptoms of the original COVID-19 Alpha Variant:

  • Fever/chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle/body aches
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion/runny nose
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Diarrhea


The Delta variant is highly contagious, nearly twice as contagious as previous variants. It is currently a state mandate to wear a mask in public indoor places, even if fully vaccinated, to help slow the spread of the virus.


When you get vaccinated, your risk of getting very sick or being hospitalized is significantly lower than someone who has not been vaccinated.  At Lane, approximately 90% of our hospitalized COVID-19 patients have not been vaccinated.

When you are ready to get the vaccine, please call Lane Family Practice to schedule an appointment, 225-654-3607.