A team at King’s College London looked at responses from over 400,000 people reporting suspected Covid-19 symptoms to an app, and they discovered that the most common symptom of coronavirus is the loss of smell.
According to the study, the loss of smell was noticed among almost 60% of patients who were tested positive.
Professor Claire Hopkins, president of the British Rhinological Society, and Professor Nirmal Kumar, president of ENT UK, said: “We think these patients might be some of the hitherto hidden carriers that have facilitated the rapid spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately, these patients do not meet current criteria for testing or self-isolation.”
Because of this, the scientists concluded that this symptom might be a better indicator than fever.
Besides, experts also warn the public to pay attention to their eyes since irritations can be caused by the coronavirus.