Recovered Covid patients who lost their sense of smell and taste after getting infected with the coronavirus may not see their senses return for up to five months.
Anosmia, the loss or alteration of smell and taste, is formally recognised as a symptom of coronavirus infection.
Data from the Office for National Statistics shows half of coronavirus patients get symptoms with 16 and 17 per cent of these experiencing some form of loss of smell and taste, respectively.
Researchers from the University of Quebec studied 813 healthcare workers who contracted Covid-19.
More than a third (38 per cent) of those who lost their senses had not fully regained their taste after five months.
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Recovered Covid patients who…