7 Early Signs You’ve Caught Coronavirus

1. You Have Flu-Like Symptoms

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“For most people, the coronavirus will be like any other flu or cold. Many people catch these illnesses during their lives and experience only mild symptoms,” says Dr. Carrie Lam

“There are no special signs or symptoms of coronavirus. In fact, that is one of the reasons why it spread so quickly,” says Dr. Kaushal M. Kulkarni, a board-certified ophthalmologist.

2. You Have a Loss of Senses

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“Thirty percent of patients have loss of smell (anosmia) and loss of taste (ageusia) as their first signs of a COVID-19 infection,” says Dr. Jonathan Kaplan. “Because of the relationship between smell and taste, taste can also be significantly affected. It can take weeks to recover,” says Dr. Inna Husain.