A woman who suffered with unexplained rashes on her hands and feet which left doctors surprised, has revealed she was one of the first people in the UK to catch Covid-19 and the rash could be symptoms of the disease that has killed hundred of thousands of people worldwide.
36 year old Sarah Churchill, first went to her doctor with a rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath towards the end of February, when there were only 15 cases in Britain.
She didn’t have fever or persistent cough so it was thought the painful rashed could be a sign of blood cancer or even HIV.
But medical tests showed no ailments and it was not until months later that she was told she had contracted coronavirus.
A Covid-19 tracker app has been created and Professor Spector, one of the experts behind it on Thursday suggested new and unexplained skin rashes could be a potential symptom of the virus after a number of users reported developing them.