Coronavirus LIVE updates: Matt Hancock announces new NHS app for tracking Covid-19 as UK death toll hits 10,612

MATT Hancock has announced a new NHS app which will track coronavirus infections.

The app will allow you to log your symptoms anonymously and it will then alert others who you’ve been in contact with.

This comes after Boris Johnson was discharged from hospital after being treated for coronavirus but will not return to work immediately.

Mr Johnson, 55, was taken to St Thomas’ hospital, in London, last Sunday – 10 days after testing positive.

The PM recorded a video and thanked two nurses who stood by his bedside for 48 hours “when things could have gone either way”.

“They are Jenny from New Zealand – Invercargill on the South Island to be exact – and Luis from Portugal, near Porto,” he said.

“The reason in the end my body did start to get enough oxygen was because for every second of the night they were watching and they were thinking and caring and making the interventions I needed.”

Downing Street said the PM will continue his recovery from his country residence, Chequers.

They said: “On the advice of his medical team, the PM will not be immediately returning to work. He wishes to thank everybody at St Thomas’ for the brilliant care he has received.

“All of his thoughts are with those affected by this illness.”

The death toll in the UK has risen to at least 10,612 after at least 737 died in just 24 hours.

That is a leap from Saturday’s total of  9,875 as the country remains in lockdown.

Ministers said the UK will remain in lockdown until figures start to fall, while police have already issued over a 1,000 fines to those breaching the restrictions.

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