Android Update

Remove new phone call timer in notifications panel

After the most recent update pushed to my phone yesterday, I get this annoying phone call timer that takes up my entire notifications panel at the top whenever I’m on a phone call. So I can’t see while on a call whether I receive an email or text etc as I use those subtle notifications to notify me.

Is there any way to get rid of this ridiculous timer that was never there before? I tried call settings and there’s no option to turn it off. Very annoying.

Thanks in advance for any help.