United Kingdom: Public Health England establishes surveillance system for early coronavirus detection


A new surveillance system to detect cases of COVID-19 in England was established by Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS to strengthen existing systems and to prepare for and prevent wider transmission of the virus. Some NHS hospitals have been asked to take part in the plan, which involves testing samples from patients with severe respiratory infections who do not meet the current definition for COVID-19 in intensive care units (ICU) and Severe Respiratory Failure (ECMO) Centres. 

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-surveillance-system-for-early-detection-of-covid-19