UK Researchers have launched the new Covid-19 app to help track the spread.
The researchers have been tracking symptoms via their specially-created Covid Symptom Tracker app.
Over half (59%) of the 1.5 million people who signed up to the app by March 29, and tested positive, reported a loss of smell and taste, compared with 18% of those who tested negative, analysis of the data showed.
People with smartphones are being urged to use the app and help scientists tracking the deadly disease.
The Covid-19 Symptom Tracking app can be downloaded for Android and IOS.
Entering details like age, sex, and postcode and then a quick daily report on how healthy they feel.
The app helps health officials build up a picture of how the virus is spreading through the UK and what can be done to help areas most at risk.
The app was a collaborative effort from researchers at Kings College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals alongside the health data company ZOE.
Available in the US March 26th