COVID-19 Update
  • World 44,433,127
    World
    Confirmed: 44,433,127
    Active: 10,708,221
    Recovered: 32,550,358
    Death: 1,174,548
  • USA 9,052,735
    USA
    Confirmed: 9,052,735
    Active: 2,935,051
    Recovered: 5,885,393
    Death: 232,291
  • India 8,005,440
    India
    Confirmed: 8,005,440
    Active: 612,714
    Recovered: 7,272,555
    Death: 120,171
  • Brazil 5,440,903
    Brazil
    Confirmed: 5,440,903
    Active: 378,876
    Recovered: 4,904,046
    Death: 157,981
  • Russia 1,563,976
    Russia
    Confirmed: 1,563,976
    Active: 365,740
    Recovered: 1,171,301
    Death: 26,935
  • France 1,198,695
    France
    Confirmed: 1,198,695
    Active: 1,050,438
    Recovered: 112,716
    Death: 35,541
  • UK 917,575
    UK
    Confirmed: 917,575
    Active: 872,210
    Recovered: N/A
    Death: 45,365
  • Iran 588,648
    Iran
    Confirmed: 588,648
    Active: 87,017
    Recovered: 467,917
    Death: 33,714
  • Italy 564,778
    Italy
    Confirmed: 564,778
    Active: 255,090
    Recovered: 271,988
    Death: 37,700
  • Indonesia 400,483
    Indonesia
    Confirmed: 400,483
    Active: 61,078
    Recovered: 325,793
    Death: 13,612
  • Philippines 375,180
    Philippines
    Confirmed: 375,180
    Active: 38,955
    Recovered: 329,111
    Death: 7,114
  • Ukraine 363,075
    Ukraine
    Confirmed: 363,075
    Active: 207,678
    Recovered: 148,642
    Death: 6,755
  • Saudi Arabia 346,047
    Saudi Arabia
    Confirmed: 346,047
    Active: 8,149
    Recovered: 332,550
    Death: 5,348
  • Pakistan 330,200
    Pakistan
    Confirmed: 330,200
    Active: 11,627
    Recovered: 311,814
    Death: 6,759
  • Ecuador 163,192
    Ecuador
    Confirmed: 163,192
    Active: 8,845
    Recovered: 141,759
    Death: 12,588
  • Nepal 162,354
    Nepal
    Confirmed: 162,354
    Active: 39,643
    Recovered: 121,824
    Death: 887
  • Dominican Republic 125,008
    Dominican Republic
    Confirmed: 125,008
    Active: 19,458
    Recovered: 103,324
    Death: 2,226
  • Honduras 94,623
    Honduras
    Confirmed: 94,623
    Active: 53,151
    Recovered: 38,833
    Death: 2,639
  • Uzbekistan 66,037
    Uzbekistan
    Confirmed: 66,037
    Active: 2,315
    Recovered: 63,165
    Death: 557
  • Albania 19,729
    Albania
    Confirmed: 19,729
    Active: 8,434
    Recovered: 10,808
    Death: 487
  • Montenegro 17,091
    Montenegro
    Confirmed: 17,091
    Active: 3,565
    Recovered: 13,251
    Death: 275
  • DRC 11,211
    DRC
    Confirmed: 11,211
    Active: 397
    Recovered: 10,509
    Death: 305
  • Malawi 5,897
    Malawi
    Confirmed: 5,897
    Active: 415
    Recovered: 5,299
    Death: 183
  • Equatorial Guinea 5,083
    Equatorial Guinea
    Confirmed: 5,083
    Active: 36
    Recovered: 4,964
    Death: 83
  • Anguilla 3
    Anguilla
    Confirmed: 3
    Active: N/A
    Recovered: 3
    Death: N/A

In the future, your Apple Watch might detect more health trouble than an irregular heartbeat. Tipsters talking to 9to5Mac claim that Apple is working on the ability to detect blood oxygen levels through its wristwear. If your blood’s oxygen saturation fell below a certain threshold, you’d receive a notification much like you do now for unusual heart rates. It’s not certain if this will require new hardware or a software update, although our money’s on the former at the moment when Fitbit’s approach uses a mix of red and infrared sensors to detect oxygen variation.

The company is also said to be working on an improved ECG function that could properly deliver results in between 100 and 120 beats per minute.

There’s no guarantee the new features will appear with the next generation of Apple Watch hardware, let alone through a software update. Apple hasn’t been shy about wanting the Watch to serve as a vital health tool, however, and this could be more important than usual — low blood oxygen levels can increase the risk of heart and lung attacks. Add rumors of further features, like sleep tracking, and it may be more a question of when Apple adds more health functions than “if.”

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