How many confirmed coronavirus cases are there in YOUR area? How to track spread of Covid-19 – The Sun

THE MEDIA and researchers have been keeping a very close eye on the coronavirus spread and the evolution of the pandemic. 

We have now started to see over 600 deaths a day from Covid-19, with densely populated areas more heavily infected than others. Here's the latest figures from around the UK.

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What are the best coronavirus apps?

A free Covid Symptom 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, postcode and their medical conditions, including whether they take any drugs like immunosuppressants or ibuprofen.

Users can report each day on whether they are healthy and answer questions on any possible symptoms.

Created by nutrition company Zoe, 650,000 people had signed up within the first 24 hours – with initial analysis showing 10 per cent of people were showing mild symptoms.

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 daily government announcements that happen at around 5pm on weekdays and 2pm on weekends.

These press briefings normally feature updates from a range of speakers, including Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty, Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

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, all in real time.

You can even keep up with our dedicated coronavirus page.

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.

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