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Million Australians download coronavirus tracker app

The app is accessible from the Apple App store or Google Play store or from covidsafe.gov.au . The app, which is based on Singapore's TraceTogether software, uses Bluetooth signals to log when people have been close to one another. "'Manual contact tracing is far too slow and far too resource-intensive", said Terry O'Gorman, President at The Australian Council for Civil Liberties.

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Coronavirus West Berkshire: Latest number of deaths involving Covid-19

The ONS said that overall 7,316 people had died in care homes overall during the 16th week of 2020, nearly treble the number reported in the 13th week. The ONS bases its figures on mentions of COVID-19 in death certificates, including suspected cases rather than those who actually tested positive. Deaths from Covid-19 were registered in every age group, with the exception of those aged under 1, with the most deaths occurring in those aged 85 and over.

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New children-related COVID-19 inflammatory syndrome causing United Kingdom concern

Whilst coronavirus is infectious to children, it is rarely serious. "And some of their symptoms that they're coming in with are similar to another condition we already see in small children called Kawasaki disease ". The NHS England alert, shared by the Paediatric Intensive Care Society on Sunday evening, adds: "There is a growing concern that a (COVID-19) related inflammatory syndrome is emerging in children in the United Kingdom, or that there may be another, as yet unidentified, ...

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CDC adds new symptoms to its list of possible COVID-19 signs

Joining fever, cough and shortness of breath were: chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain , headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell. The WHO says that fever, tiredness, and dry cough are common COVID-19 symptoms and that other signs may include shortness of breath, aches and pains, and sore throat.

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Study finds most COVID-19 patients on ventilators in NY died

Thomas Oxley, head of neurology intensive care at Mount Sinai Hospital in NY, said a small number of patients infected with the coronavirus were "having brain complications from the disease". That is because it is the type of medical condition that could lead to complications that aren't associated with COVID-19, including sudden strokes which impact the younger population.

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World Health Organization clarifies position over risk of catching COVID-19 twice

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has been forced to clarify its position after it claimed there was "no evidence" those who've recovered from COVID-19 are protected from catching the disease a second time. The WHO has come in for some criticism in its response to the outbreak, particularly from USA president Donald Trump. Trump has also said the U.S.


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