UK Scientists Now Find Coronavirus Patients Breaking Out in Itchy Rash: Ask NHS To Add It To The Official Signs Of COVID-19
The official list of COVID-19 symptoms keeps increasing as new symptoms are added to the list. Now, scientists have revealed a new symptom which they feel needs to be included in the NHS’s official list: skin rashes. This is because 1 in 11 patients infected with COVID-19 tend to develop this COVID-19 skin rash.
1Data in Britain strongly suggests that skin rash in patients is brought about by COVID-19
Data from 20,000 Brits who either tested positive for COVID-19 or were suspected of having the disease was collected by King’s College London academics. Around 9% of infected Britons developed skin rashes while another 8% with other tell-tale symptoms had the skin ailment as well.
2COVID-19 skin rash should be an official symptom
As per scientists, skin rash caused by COVID-19 should now be recognized as an official symptom. It needs to be done in order to prevent substantial cases from going undetected. Currently, the NHS has listed only 3 signs of the infection- continuous cough, loss of smell or taste, and fever as the indicators of COVID-19. People having these 3 symptoms should get tested and self-isolate themselves.
3The UK has been neglecting the current worsening situation
Britons who may be showing signs of less common symptoms of the virus may not get access to swabs and can potentially spread the virus to others. As such, the UK has been repeatedly accused of not being up-to-date with the rest of the world when it comes to spotting COVID-19 infections throughout the crisis.
4The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US has listed 11 primary warning symptoms
11 primary warning signs or symptoms of COVID-19 have been listed by the US’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These symptoms/signs even include- shortness of breath, sore throat, body aches, and headaches.
As of today, Britain reported 138 more coronavirus victims as the daily fatality toll continues to drop. However, other government statistics have shown that the average number of new cases is still higher than the numbers reported last week.