By now, we are all familiar with the main symptoms of coronavirus and know exactly what signs to look out for.

The NHS has widely informed people of the three main symptoms of the virus, including a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms, health experts warn.

But you don’t always have to show symptoms to have caught the disease.

Typically, people who have had Covid will display some semblance of immunity for months after.

But how do you know if you’ve had the virus without testing positive or taking an antibody test?

Well, there are eight tell tale signs that you’ve already had it.

These symptoms and signs could show up months after your battle with the virus, according to experts.

Cough – with a difference

A new continuous cough is a leading Covid symptom
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Persistent coughs are a well-known sign that you may be infected with coronavirus.

Typically, these sound different to the usual cough you’ll get – and they even differ from ‘smokers cough’ too.

Red eyes

The College of Optometrists said: “It is recognised that any upper respiratory tract infection may result in viral conjunctivitis as a secondary complication, and this is also the case with Covid.

“However, it is unlikely that a person would present with viral conjunctivitis secondary to Covid without other symptoms of fever or a continuous cough as conjunctivitis seems to be a late feature where is has occurred.”

Breathlessness

Dyspnea – the term for when someone has difficulty breathing – may be coupled with a tightness in the chest, rapid breathing and heart palpitations.

Stomach trouble

A newly published study by the American Journal of Gastroenterology links tummy problems to Covid.

They found that 48.5% of 204 people who have been infected by the coronavirus in China’s Hubei province had digestive symptoms such as diarrhoea.

Fatigue

The big issue affecting Covid sufferers months on appears to be a fatigue and tiredness which is incredibly difficult to overcome for those who have had Covid.

Brain fog

Brain fog has plagued Long Covid sufferers, with people detailing accounts of experiencing it for months after battling the bug.

Hot to touch

A high temperature is considered a fever when it reaches 37.7C (100F).

Sudden loss of taste or smell

The three official symptoms of Covid-19 listed by the NHS include a persistent, hard-to-shift cough, which develops quickly.

Others include a sudden loss of taste or smell, which was the third official symptom discovered by the likes of the NHS and WHO.

Other signs include a fever or high temperature.

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