Australia has started a trial of a “virtual hospital” that allows people with mild coronavirus symptoms to reach out to doctors from home.

The Armidale Private Hospital in New South Wales is giving patients who show moderate COVID-19 symptoms a device to monitor their vital signs, local TV channel SevenNews reported on Wednesday.

Doctors, aided by artificial intelligence programs, will check on the patients online and can ask them to come back to the hospital if their condition worsens.

“It is a simple device worn on the wrist that transmits vital signs of heart and lung function to a

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