How many coronavirus cases in the UK? How to track the spread – The Sun

RESEARCHERS and journalists have made it easy for Brits to keep track of the coronavirus spread and learn more about the pandemic. 

At present, there are nearly 10,000 people infected with Covid-19, with certain areas acting as breeding grounds. Here's how you can stay ahead of the virus outbreak.

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What are the best coronavirus apps?

A free Covid Symtom Tracker is available for people who want to educate themselves on the illness and help researchers gather more information.

The app asks users to fill in data including age, sex and postcode, as well as questions on medical conditions and whether users take drugs such as immunosuppressants or ibuprofen or use wheelchairs.

Every day users will be asked to take a minute a day report on whether they feel healthy or not and to answer questions on a wide range of symptoms, from coughs and fever to fatigue, diarrhoea and confusion.

The app is created by nutrition company Zoe, which is led by Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London.

Zoe began at King's before being launched as a private company, and researchers from the university and other organisations helped to create the app.

Within the first 24 hours, some 650,000 people had signed up – and an initial analysis revealed that 10 per cent of people were showing mild symptoms of the virus.

Another app, The Coronavirus App provides users with an interactive map so the infected areas are highlighted.

It provides a break down of the spread of the virus and the numbers of people affected by the virus.


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How to keep up to date

The best way to ensure you are getting the most reliable and up to date information is through national news services and to tune into Boris Johnson's televised announcements.

The Sun has been running a live blog since the outbreak first began to keep readers in the know with the latest news and figures along with essential advice.

The government website is also constantly updated with information on the virus as well as advice for businesses in this trying time.

Google has also launched a coronavirus info hub to access a host of information about the COVID-19 disease, including symptoms, treatments, and how to avoid getting it in the first place. There are also links to other reliable resources on the web.


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