Coronavirus: Why has the COVID alert level changed?

In addition to the alert level dropping to three, the government has released data which shows the rate in which the coronavirus infection is changing day to day.

The figures show that COVID-19 in the UK is dropping between two and four per cent a day.

Sky’s Technology Correspondent Rowland Manthorpe has been looking at what this means for the threat of the virus.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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