Patients in India with the new Indian variant officially known as Delta, are having blood clots which are leading to gangrene which “could be new symptoms” of the deadly strain.
The Indian variant is now dominant in the UK and Covid cases on Tuesday jumped by 90% which is the largest rise in infections since before Christmas.
Dr’s have reported patients suffering with diarrhoea, hearing loss, vomiting, joint pain and loss of appetite.
Dr Ganesh Manudhane who is a cardiologist told Bloomberg, “I saw three to four cases the whole of last year, and now it’s one patient a week.”
He added, “We suspect it could be because of the new virus variant.”
Infectious disease physician, Abdul Ghafur of Apollo Hospital in Chennai warned that, “we need more scientific research to analyse if these newer clinical presentations are linked to B.1.617 or not.
“Last year, we thought we had learned about our new enemy, but it changed.
“This virus has become so, so unpredictable.”
India is also plagued with the black fungus which has hit thousands in the country which has a mortality rate of 50% if not treated early.
Health officials in Chile and Uruguay have reported cases of black fungus which rots peoples organs, and have warned that the frequency of cases is now more widespread.