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Wednesday, 29 April 2020

COVID Symptom Tracker Update

You may recall that at the end of March  published an article about the COVID Symptom Tracker.

Another recent article published by Sky News said; "More than 370,000 people in the UK have symptomatic COVID-19, according to an app tracking the virus "in real time". Professor Tim Spector, head of genetic epidemiology at King's College London, said the COVID symptom tracker, which has been downloaded by nearly 2.7 million people, is generating an "unprecedented" amount of data about the disease in the community." To read the full article please click here.

We have also heard from people in the village who have been regularly reporting their health through the App that the numbers of contributors have recently dropped as people feel more relaxed about COVID 19. To make the study have real meaning they are asking for more contributors. To find out how to join in please read below:

About the COVID Symptom Tracker

Researchers at Guys, St Thomas’ and Kings College Hospitals and the NHS have launched an App to help slow the spread of Covid 19 and identify at risk cases sooner.

This is being done by asking anyone to self report your health/symptoms daily, even if you feel well

This idea is to get this Mobile Phone App to a lot of people fast to collect enough data to see the hidden cases, the iceberg if you like we are sailing into. 

The app is fully functional and will be refined over the coming days. Simply go to you App Store on your mobile phone and search for 'COVID Symptom Tracker'.

By sharing the App it will help to gather data for policy makers to work with. 

Initial feedback of the site’s inability to register children’s symptoms have been forwarded to the investigators. Anything further you can add / any feedback will all help to capture what’s going on in the community in addition to what is being captured in tertiary care. It all helps. 

No information you share will be used for commercial purposes.

You can download the COVID Symptom Tracker App onto your mobile phone from your App Store.

You can find out more information by clicking here.

1 comment:

  1. As of this morning there are more than 2,800,000 people reporting daily (me and my husband among them). It literally takes less than a minute. It is vital research - it would seem to be the only tracing and tracking happening at present. They need more 70+ people to contribute, apparently very unrepresented at present. So download the app.