Apple has updated Siri with a diagnostic tool to help users identify symptoms of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Anyone with an Apple device can quickly determine if they should be concerned or just have an ordinary illness such as allergies as the diagnosis tool helps users go through a list of coronavirus symptoms to help better determine what the next step should be.

Apple updated Siri in the US to provide a questionnaire applying US Public Health Service and CDC data when users ask if they have the coronavirus. Siri will ask if you're exhibiting symptoms like a fever or respiratory problems and if so to call your doctor or healthcare provider and it will also advise you to avoid contact with others if you appear infected.

The voice assistant will also urge you to call 911 if your symptoms are extreme and will point you to the App Store to download telehealth apps for remote consultations to help offset some of the weight of emergency service hotlines.

For the latest information check out the City and the Department of Public Health's social media platforms such as or and click on the COVID-19 page or dial 2-1-1 and select option six for more information.

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