Covid-19: Indian variant cases rise and cough-detecting phone appon May 27, 2021 at 4:30 pm

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Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Thursday evening.

Scientists at the University of Essex are working on a phone app that could detect whether someone has coronavirus by the sound of their cough. The app listens to coughs and compares them to more than 8,000 that have been recorded worldwide from hospital patients. It has been trialled in remote areas of Mexico, where regular Covid-19 testing is limited, and it is hoped it could detect other viruses in future. Dr Javier Andreu-Perez explains more in the video below.

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