Loss of smell and taste – New Symptoms of Covid-19

The health ministry has assured that patients with coronavirus treatment facilities have been reporting symptoms like, fever, cold, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, expectoration, myalgia, rhinorrhea, sore throat and diarrhea, and now the loss of smell and taste has been added to the list as per the recent records and the revised clinical management protocols by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday.

As per the recent record(as on June 11), the details of the symptoms during Coronavirus are:-
Fever -27%
Sore throat -10%
Breathlessness -8%
Running nose -3%
Others -24%

According to the current situation regarding the pandemic, the period of infectivity starts 2 days prior to the beginning of symptoms and lasts until 8 days closely.

The loss of smell( Anosmia) and the loss of taste ( Ageusia),
Was already incorporated by US’s national public health institute, in early May, but in India, this has been reported recently.

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