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What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans.
Symptoms and what to do
Read to understand what the symptoms are and what you can do in case you, or someone you know, has them.
UK Government guidance & recommendations
Read about the government's guidance, policy and recommendations about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tracking COVID-19: numbers
We have found that the COVID-19 case trackers below present results validated by several sources. These trackers are frequently used by news outlets to inform the public with daily changes in case numbers.
As a note of caution, the numbers presented by these trackers include only the official cases. Each country has their own approach to counting and reporting cases. The main consideration here being that A) a lot of a-symptomatic and mild cases are not recorded; B) some deaths out of hospitals are also not being recorded/measured/tested as COVID-19 related deaths; C) the actual mortality rate (case fatality rate) will be different (most likely lower) than current estimates.
What can I do?
Pledge to Unite Against COVID-19!
The London Hub encourages you to participate in the project to unite our local communities against COVID-19.
We have compiled a list of 9 things that you can do. We highly encourage you to pledge to do at least one of these things for your own local community. If you are already contributing then well done & let us know!
Stay at home
Befriend an elderly resident virtually
Help with delivery of groceries and prescriptions to vulnerable people
Donate time or resources to a local organisation
Help stop the spread of misinformation
Support those who financially suffer most, e.g. your local businesses, artists, freelancers
Check in on your neighbours and reach out to people who currently live on their own
Stay in touch with your friends and colleagues
Take care of yourself