NHS figures show 625 people were alerted via the app in the seven days to June 30. It was 875 in the seven days to July 7 – a 40 per cent increase.
At Prime Minister’s Questions on July 7, Labour leader Keir Starmer warned that large numbers of people could soon be asked to self-isolate, with major consequences for businesses.
He said: “How many people will be asked to self-isolate if there are 100,000 cases a day?”
Arun also saw increases in the number of people receiving alerts from the Covid app, with a 69.8 per cent jump – 1,443 people were ‘pinged’ in the seven days to July 7. The number was 850 the previous week.