You Can Still Have the Coronavirus Even If Your COVID Test Is Negative
5Loss of sense of taste and smell
Two of the most unusual yet sure-shot symptoms of COVID-19 are loss of sense of smell or anosmia and distorted taste. This condition may be developed even before a fever or this might be the only symptom of the virus you ever experience. This is one of the most long-lasting symptoms that can remain even after you recover from the disease.
What to do when your test result shows negative but you still have COVID symptoms?
According to the CDC, if you test negative, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected. The test result only means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing. Continue to take steps to protect yourself.
In case you receive a ‘false negative’ test result, while you still are experiencing COVID symptoms then you should isolate yourself and avoid coming into contact with others. Keep monitoring your symptoms and check your blood oxygen levels at regular intervals with the help of a pulse oximeter. After 2-3 days repeat your RT-PCR test and if the symptoms persist get a CT scan only if it is advised to do so by your doctor or a specialist.