Thousands of people have recently reported coronavirus symptoms in Reading, according to a tracking app.

Researchers have designed an interactive map, called Covid Symptom Tracker, to study the symptoms of the virus and track how it spreads.

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They hope it can be used to better understand symptoms of Covid-19, understand how fast the virus is spreading in certain areas, identify high risk areas in the country and identify who is most at risk by better understanding symptoms linked to health conditions.

In Reading, 2,709 people have uploaded data, including any symptoms they have experienced.

There is an estimated 323,761 active cases per million people who have symptoms of Covid-19, according to the app.

In October, this figure was 1,206 active cases per million people, suggesting more people are symptomatic.

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The app relies on people contributing and adding their coronavirus symptoms.

The data for today (December 18) is based on figures from November 30 to December 14.

So far, it has been used by more than two million people across the UK.

Yesterday (December 17) Reading and the rest of Berkshire entered Tier 3 restrictions, as local cases continue to surge.