digital health

C-19: symptom reporting app launched by King's College London

King’s College London has launched a COVID-19 symptom-tracking app in the UK. The aim is to help slow the outbreak by tracking in real time:

  • How fast the virus is spreading geographically 
  • High-risk areas in the UK
  • Who is most at risk, by better understanding symptoms linked to underlying health conditions

The app is free to use, and lets anyone record health information on a daily basis in less than one minute.

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