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COVID-19 : Indian symptoms also includes Loss of smell and taste

Clinical features of COVID-19 patients reporting to various COVID treatment facilities have so far reported the symptoms of fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, expectoration, myalgia, rhinorrhea, sore throat, diarrhoea, etc.
 
As at June 11, 2020 and as per data from Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP)/Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) portal, case investigation forms for COVID-19 of 15,366 cases
 
In that analysis the details on the signs and symptoms reported are ,
fever (27 per cent),
cough (21 per cent),
sore throat (10 per cent),
breathlessness (8 per cent),
weakness (7 per cent),
running nose (3 per cent)
and others (24 per cent),” says the guideline.  In this others category  Loss of smell and taste also  listed as official COVID-19 symptoms in India
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Source : World Health Organisations – WHO
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The health Ministry said a patient with acute respiratory illness with fever and at least one sign/symptom of respiratory disease, e.g., cough, shortness of breath, and a history of travel or residence in a location reporting community transmission of COVID-19 during the 14 days prior to symptom onset can be a suspected case of COVID-19.
 
A patient with any acute respiratory illness and having been in contact with a confirmed or probable COVID-19 case in the last 14 days prior to symptom means suspected case of coronavirus, as per the Health Ministry’s new guidelines.
 
If a patient with severe acute respiratory illness (fever and at least one sign/symptom of respiratory disease, e.g., cough, shortness of breath; and requiring hospitalisation means  suspected case of coronavirus, as per the Health Ministry’s new guidelines.
 
Also In the absence of an alternative diagnosis that fully explains the clinical presentation can also be a suspected case of coronavirus, as per the Health Ministry’s new guidelines.
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