King’s College London has been collating self-reported symptoms of the virus with their specially made app.
Out of 1.5 million users between March 24 and March 29, about 60 percent reported losing their sense of smell.
The data, yet to be peer-reviewed, suggested that the loss of smell was a stronger predictor for Covid-19 than self-reported fever.
In a statement, addressed to Public Health England, researchers confirmed that South Korea, China and Italy had “significant numbers of patients with proven COVID-19 infection” that had “anosmia”.
Published at Thu, 09 Apr 2020 07:02:00 +0000