By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
Published: 05:01 GMT, 6 January 2021 | Updated: 05:01 GMT, 6 January 2021
Losing the senses smell and taste are common symptoms of Covid-19 and new data shows it affects 86 per cent of individuals with mild cases.
However only 4.5 per cent of people with moderate cases and 6.9 per cent in severe-to-critical cases say they have these symptoms.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The study from Paris Saclay University also reveals that for a quarter of people (24.1 per cent) their smell and taste fail to return within 60 days of infection.
But the vast majority (95 per cent) of all patients do regain their sense of smell six months post-infection.
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The study from Paris Saclay University reveals that for for almost a quarter of people (24.1 per cent) their smell and taste did not return within 60 days of infection
The figures vary depending on if the symptom is reported by the patient themself or the doctor.
Objective clinical evaluations found a loss of smell in 54.7 per cent of mild cases of COVID-19 and 36.6 per cent of moderate-to-critical cases of COVID-19.
And two months later almost a quarter of patients still suffered from a lack of smell, also known as anosmia.
Researchers scrutinised anonymous data from more than 2,000 people in 18 different European hospitals.
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Objective clinical evaluations found a loss of smell in 54.7 per cent of mild cases of COVID-19 and 36.6 per cent of moderate-to-critical cases of COVID-19. Researchers discovered olfactory dysfunction in more than half of mild virus infections (stock)
Anosmia is the medical name for a condition in which someone suffers a complete or partial loss of their sense of smell and/or taste.
The most common single cause of the condition – temporary or permanent – is illnesses which affect the nose or sinuses, such as polyps which grow in the airways,