A CORONAVIRUS heatmap highlights the UK’s infection hotspots.

New date from the Covid Symptom Study, an app which tracks people with symptoms of Covid-19 in the UK, claims 28,685 people are predicted to have symptomatic coronavirus across the country.

The app showed there are currently 1,884 daily new cases in the UK on average.

The latest figures also suggest the number of daily cases have remained flat since last week, but date is showing signs of a north and south divide.

Data shows the cases in the south have stayed the same, whereas in the north they have increased slightly.

In Bournemouth, 3308 people have contributed to the data, which suggests that there are currently no active cases.

Bournemouth Echo:

The story is the same in Christchurch, where 1,088 people have contributed.

In Poole, there are an estimated 278 active cases per million of people. 3315 people have contributed to the data.

You can view the app here.

According to the data, there are currently 375 active cases of Covid-19 in East Dorset, and 453 in North Dorset.

Similarly to Bournemouth and Christchurch, the data suggests Purbeck has no active cases.

Epidemiologist Professor Tim Spector from King's College London is behind the study.

He said: “We are now starting to see the figures in the north creep up week on week.

“The numbers are still very small so we can’t say with 100 per cent certainty that Covid is increasing significantly but it does make us focus on those areas.

“To understand if these increases are significant or not, we need as many people as possible in these areas to be logging in the app.

“This week, the app also revealed that Covid symptoms and outcomes get worse in colder, less humid weather, which makes it even more important that we get this virus under control as we only have a month or two of warm weather left.

“Our data suggests that levels have bottomed out at around 2000 cases per day which is too many, so we all need to be conscious of the dangers and to continue to practice high levels of personal hygiene, wear a face mask, social distance and know all the signs of early disease.”

Bournemouth Echo:

The data comes from 3 million users and 13,451 swab tests done between July 5 and July 18.

Their estimate matches up with the most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics.

During the 14-day period from June 22 to July 5, there were an estimated two new Covid-19 infections for every 10,000 people per week, equating to an estimated 1,700 new cases per day, the ONS said.