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A new study found six varying types of COVID-19 involving different clusters of symptoms.

The study, conducted by researchers from King’s College in London, used data from about 1,600 U.K. and U.S. patients who routinely logged their symptoms in a symptom tracker app during March and April, CBS News reported Tuesday.

The six clusters of symptoms:

– flu-like with no fever
– flu-like with fever
– gastrointestinal
– severe level one, fatigue
– severe level two, confusion
– severe level three abdominal and respiratory.

Scientists hope the discovery, after further study, could help predict what types of care patients with the coronavirus might need, and give doctors the ability to predict which patients would fall into which category.

WI Guest Author

This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

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