Skin Rashes Are A Symptom Of Covid-19 – Scientists Claim


Skin rashes are a symptom of COVID-19 according to scientists and they want it added to the NHS’ official list of Covid-19 symptoms because one in 11 patients develop them, scientists say.

King’s College London academics drew on data from 20,000 Brits who either tested positive for Covid-19 or were heavily suspected of having the disease.

They found 9 per cent of infected Britons also suffered from skin rashes, while 8 per cent of people with other tell-tale symptoms also had the skin ailment.

The scientists are now calling for skin rashes to be recognized as an official symptom to prevent a substantial number of cases slipping under the radar.

The NHS currently only lists three signs of the infection — a fever, continuous cough and loss of smell or taste.

It suggests only people with these three symptoms may have Covid-19 and therefore should self-isolate and get tested.

This means Britons suffering from the virus’ less common symptoms are not getting access to swabs and may be continuing to pass the virus to others.

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