NHS figures show 1139 people were alerted via the app in the seven days to June 30. It was 1847 in the seven days to July 7 – a 62 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?”
Horsham also saw increases in the number of people receiving alerts from the Covid app, with an 87 per cent jump – 1385 people were ‘pinged’ in the seven days to July 7. The number was 737 the previous week.
And Crawley saw a 77 per cent rise, with 486 people alerted in the week to June 30, rising to 860 in the week to July 7.