Covid-19: Thousands in Reading contribute to symptom tracking app

THOUSANDS of people in Reading have displayed symptoms of coronavirus, according to a tracking app.

Those with potential symptoms are contributing to a research app designed to monitor the nature and cases of Covid-19 by reporting potential characteristics of the illness.

READ MORE: Reading musician releases song for World Suicide Prevention Day

The Symptom Study app has been developed by health science company ZOE and is being analysed in collaboration with King’s College London researchers in order to learn more about the virus.

It shows that thousands of people in the town have experienced what they believed could have been symptoms, but a high majority of these have not been confirmed as positive cases.

It is not known how many of the contributors have undergone a Covid-19 test.

‍By exploring the map of users, it can be seen that that 2,822 contributions have been made by people in Reading, helping the NHS with vital studies.

The map also reveals that Reading has an estimated number of 736 active cases per million, and an presumed 78 active cases at the moment.

Reading Chronicle:

READ MORE: Identity of teen who slashed man’s throat revealed

The rate of infection in Reading now stands at 565 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 580.

Reading’s cases were among the 40,368 recorded across the South East, a figure which rose by 160 over the period.

As of yesterday (September 16) Reading has recorded 190 Covid-19 related deaths.

Reading Chronicle