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Coronavirus UK LIVE: Dying toll hits 29,427 as NHS monitor and hint app launches and lockdown exit plans revealed

Coronavirus UK LIVE: Death toll hits 29,427 as NHS track and trace app launches and lockdown exit plans revealed


ALL eyes will likely be on the Isle of Wight this week as a brand new NHS app that tracks and traces the unfold of coronavirus launches on the island.

It comes as new figures reveal that greater than 6,000 folks have died in care houses throughout England and Wales – which means that nearly a 3rd of all deaths from Covid-19 have been in care houses.

The most recent demise toll as of Tuesday stands at 29,427 folks because the UK formally turned the nation with most fatalities in Europe – however there are fears that the newest figures may very well be even larger.

However there are hopes within the NHS app, which is being rolled out in a pilot check on the Isle of Wight on Tuesday, Might 5.

Anybody who begins to really feel sick will let the NHS know through the app, and it’ll contact others they’ve seen, whereas check ordering features will likely be inbuilt too.

Well being Secretary, Matt Hancock, mentioned the brand new app and tracing system would assist “get the R fee down and preserve the R fee down” and guarantee widespread transmission stays low.

In the meantime radical measures to stop the unfold Covid-19 within the office – corresponding to screens between desks, workers sitting back-to-back and a ban on sizzling desking – may very well be in place for six to 12 months.

However Brits got hope that an finish to lockdown was close to after it emerged that two of the Authorities’s 5 checks for alleviating restrictions have been handed.

Piers Morgan missed a second episode of Good Morning Britain on as he battled an sickness after testing adverse for coronavirus.

The nation is now ready with baited breath for an announcement on lockdown restrictions, that are set to be reviewed on Might 7.

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