You may have heard that loss of sense of taste and smell are symptoms of covid-19 and a new study has confirmed that this is the case. The better news is that it seems to pop up with cases included in high recovery numbers.
The loss of senses is generally profound and sudden. Fever is still the first indicator of the illness but the loss of senses follows in quick succession and is now being used by some as part of the diagnostic for the illness.
The loss of senses is not permanent and the return of normal functions matches recovery. So if you’ve noticed you can’t smell or taste anything and you’ve got a fever, seek medical attention as soon as you can.