The new coronavirus has killed at least 33,598 people worldwide since its appearance in December, according to a report compiled by AFP from official sources … We all know the symptoms associated with the disease, namely sore throat, cough, fever, and shortness of breath.
However, as reported by The Sun, other mild signs may be associated with probable Covid-19 infection. Researchers in several studies count four:
Some patients with coronavirus have reported gastric disorders. According to a study published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, positive people may suffer from digestive problems, such as diarrhea or vomiting. In fact, researchers analyzed data from 204 patients, and 48.5% of them arrived at the hospital with stomach problems.
Loss of taste and smell
The British Association of Otorhinolaryngology also warns of loss of taste and smell. Experts say that people who notice a loss of these senses should immediately isolate themselves. They explain that the entry points of the Covid-19 are at the level of the nose, the mouth, but also the eyes.
The loss of taste and smell could thus be a consequence of the virus which destroys the cells of the nose and throat.
In the same vein, researchers in a previous study explained that an eye infection, such as conjunctivitis, could also be a sign of probable contamination with coronavirus.
Whether mental – and therefore called “brain fog” by experts – or physical, fatigue is also important when talking about the new virus from China. If it is not listed as a symptom of coronavirus, experts call for mental fatigue to be considered as an indicator, as some people simply felt exhausted before testing positive for the virus.
In fact, according to a report in The Journal of the American Medical Association, nearly 44% of hospitalized patients showed a state of fatigue or exhaustion when they arrived at the hospital.