The UK death coronavirus death toll has risen to 2,352, a chilling rise of 563 in just 24 hours.

The figures follow yesterday’s rise of 3 89, which was previously the deadliest day in Britain since the pandemic began.

Boris Johnson ordered Brits to stay inside a week ago in a bid to "flatten the curve" and alleviate the pressure on the NHS.

The strict protocols were initially in place for three weeks, but the government have since admitted they don’t know how long the lockdown could last for.

Coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China, back in December 2019 and has since spread across the globe and killed over 42,000 people.

Not much was known about the virus but medics and scientists are investigating the strain and trying to develop a cure.

Scientists at King's College London have been tracking symptoms via their specially-created coronavirus app.

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Researchers have said loss of sense of smell and taste could be the best way to tell whether you have coronavirus Covid-19.

The Covid Symptom Tracker App was released on March 29 and had more than 1.8 million users sign up to log their symptoms, or lack thereof, daily.

Some 59% of the 1.5 million people who had signed up by March 29 and tested positive reported a loss of smell and taste, compared with 18% of those who tested negative, analysis of the data showed.

Researchers have said loss of sense of smell and taste could be the best way to tell whether you have coronavirus

Researchers said the reports of those symptoms were much stronger in predicting a positive Covid-19 diagnosis than self-reported fever.

The NHS is now gearing up to launch a contact tracing app which will detect people with Covid-19 using short range Bluetooth signals.

It will then alert those nearby and prompt them to be cautious in particular areas.

Chiefs hope the app could reduce the serious social, psychological and economic impacts caused by widespread lockdowns and slow the spread of infection until vaccines and antiviral treatments become widely available.