Coronavirus could have been spreading in the UK earlier than we thought

Jun 2, 2020 | WaveData Updates

A new tracking app suggests coronavirus arrived in the UK long before the first person was confirmed to have the disease. The app asks 2.6 million people how they’re feeling every day – and hundreds have reported feeling symptoms back in January and December Tim Spector, Professor Genetic Epidemiology at King’s and scientist working on the app, he told the Sunday Times “The reports I am getting are from people who were ill from early January onwards and strongly suggest they had Covid-19 but were not recognised as such.” It wasn’t until January 31 that the virus was confirmed to be in the UK after two people tested positive in York.

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