Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India today released a Clinical Management Protocol for COVID-19 testing done in the country.
Now according to the study, a new symptom has been added in the list Loss of smell (anosmia) or loss of taste (ageusia) preceding the onset of respiratory symptoms.
According to the Clinical Features COVID-19 patients reporting to various COVID treatment facilities have reported the following signs and symptoms:
• Shortness of breath
• Rhinorrhea, sore throat, diarrhea
• Loss of smell (anosmia) or loss of taste (ageusia) preceding the onset of respiratory symptoms has also been reported.
Older people and immune-suppressed patients, in particular, may present with atypical symptoms such as fatigue, reduced alertness, reduced mobility, diarrhea, loss of appetite, delirium, and absence of fever. Children might not have reported fever or cough as frequently as adults.
As per data from Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP)/ Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) portal case investigation forms for COVID 19 (n=15,366), the details on the signs and symptoms reported are (as on 11.06.2020), fever (27%), cough (21%), sore throat (10%), breathlessness (8%), Weakness (7%), running nose (3%) and others 24%.