The ONS findings are based on positive tests from a random sample of 6,000 people in England.
Loss of taste and smell may be slightly less likely to affect those with the new form of the virus.
However, it is still one of the three main symptoms of the virus.
The NHS website lists the symptoms as a high temperature, a new continuous cough and a loss or change to sense of smell or taste.
Most people infected with the virus develop at least one of these symptoms.