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Belgium sees ICU admissions double; Singapore to use electronic tags to monitor some travellers; global cases pass 18m; Belgium ICU admissions doubleIran death toll three times higher than admitted, says reportBerlin protests against coronavirus rules divide leadersRussia claims to be ahead of rivals in vaccine raceUS coronavirus live – latest updatesUK coronavirus live – latest updates 3.40pm BST Portugal has reported no new coronavirus deaths for the first time since March, when a lockdown was put in place, and the lowest number of new infections in almost three months.The figures, reported on Monday, showed that the country’s total confirmed cases rose by 106 from Sunday to 51,568, with 62% of new infections reported in and around Lisbon. 3.31pm BST A nationwide Covid-19 tracing app could be rolled out in Spain in September after a pilot showed it could detect twice as many infections as human trackers.The system, developed by Google and Apple which holds data on individual devices to ensure privacy, was tested in a simulated outbreak on La Gomera, a tiny island next to the tourist hotspot of Tenerife in the Canary Islands in July. The app sees more than we see because we only remember contacts with people we know, but the app also remembers contacts with strangers.”“It is anonymous and much less intrusive than receiving a call from someone who wants to reconstruct everything you have done for the past 15 days,” Continue reading…

Belgium sees ICU admissions double; Singapore to use electronic tags to monitor some travellers; global cases pass 18m; Belgium ICU admissions double

Portugal has reported no new coronavirus deaths for the first time since March, when a lockdown was put in place, and the lowest number of new infections in almost three months.

The figures, reported on Monday, showed that the country’s total confirmed cases rose by 106 from Sunday to 51,568, with 62% of new infections reported in and around Lisbon.

A nationwide Covid-19 tracing app could be rolled out in Spain in September after a pilot showed it could detect twice as many infections as human trackers.

The system, developed by Google and Apple which holds data on individual devices to ensure privacy, was tested in a simulated outbreak on La Gomera, a tiny island next to the tourist hotspot of Tenerife in the Canary Islands in July.

The app sees more than we see because we only remember contacts with people we know, but the app also remembers contacts with strangers.”

“It is anonymous and much less intrusive than receiving a call from someone who wants to reconstruct everything you have done for the past 15 days,”

Continue reading…


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