Some nCoV-infected patients treated at a hospital in Kommunarka, Moscow had skin rashes, chief physician Protsenko said yesterday.
“We see skin manifestations in 10% of nCoV-infected patients (treated at Kommunarka), but this is rarely mentioned,” said the chief physician of the hospital complex treating nCoV-infected patients at Kommunarka Denis Protsenko. speaking during an online meeting of the Jewish Congress in Russia, May 1.
Protsenko said that the rash appears on many different areas of the body, mainly on the arms and abdomen. Protsenko said Chinese doctors mentioned the skin manifestations of people infected with nCoV, but with a lower incidence, doctors in the UK also saw similar symptoms in some patients.
Dr. Protsenko said it was possible to conclude that the virus is capable of mutation “due to different clinical picture” of patients in Russia and other countries. “Certainly when the virus spreads, it mutates,” Protsenko said.
Russia ranked 8th in the world in the number of nCoV infections with more than 114,000 people positive for the virus, of which more than 1,100 died. Russian health officials have asked people to wear masks in public places from May 12 and warned that a second outbreak could occur this fall.
Covid-19 originated in China in December 2019, appeared in more than 200 countries and territories with more than 3.4 million cases of nCoV, more than 239,000 deaths and nearly 1.1 million recovered.