A sore throat is not one of the three main symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste).
However, a sore throat could potentially be an early symptom of coronavirus.
Healthline explains that because Covid is a respiratory illness like the common cold, it is inhaled and enters your nose and throat first.
That’s why a sore throat could be an early indicator of the illness because it starts there and may replicate in the throat early on.
However, a sore throat isn’t a very common symptom of coronavirus.
The World Health Organisation study in China found that out of more than 55,000 confirmed cases, only 13.9 percent of people reported a sore throat.