Researchers are also exploring whether olfactory complaints are linked to COVID-related cognitive difficulties, including problems with concentrating.
People who have tested positive for COVID-19 have mostly presented with many different symptoms, ranging from a persistent fever, sore throat and cough to breathlessness and loss of smell and taste
Loss of taste in COVID-19 patients: Study suggests inflammation and not SARS-CoV-2 virus causes ageusia
By April 2020, some studies had found that almost 60 percent of COVID-19 positive patients lost their sense of taste and smell.
A statement released by two top ENTs in the UK suggests that a loss of sense of smell, or anosmia, is one of the symptoms of the novel coronavirus.