Coronavirus sufferer, 26, still has ‘metallic’ taste in her mouth months later

A young coronavirus survivor is still experiencing symptoms almost a full month after first falling ill from the illness.

Tina Dinh, from Melbourne, Australia, fell sick on July 26 and was rushed to the Footscray Hospital three days later when her conditions worsened.

The 26-year-old was admitted to an Intensive Care Unit for a week for treatment and was finally released from hospital last week after battling the deadly Covid-19 virus.

Ms Dinh is continuing to test positive for the virus almost a month after contracting it and she said she is continuing to suffer some persistent symptoms, News.com.au reports.

She told the Australian news outlet: “I have Covid-19 taste in my mouth.

“It has a metallic taste and it just doesn’t go away.

“I even woke up at 4am this morning just to brush my teeth because I couldn’t deal with it.”

She is also said to be suffering from a loss of her sense of smell – while her more severe symptoms last month included constant chills.

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In the UK, the NHS lists “a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste” as one of the symptoms of the coronavirus.

They add: “This means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.”

The other main symptoms are a high temperature and a new, continuous cough.

The NHS advises in terms of temperature “this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)”.

While it says "coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)” are signs of coronavirus.

Most people are said to exhibit at least one of the Covid-19 symptoms – however some contract the illness and recover without ever showing any signs of having the virus.

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