Contact Tracing App detects first cases of Covid-19


The HSE’s new Contact Tracing App has detected its first cases on Covid-19.
As of today, the app has been downloaded by over 1 million 180 thousand people.
The HSE say a number of patients that have tested positive for coronavirus uploaded their details to the app.
Its contact tracing team have spoken to people who’ve requested a call back through the app having received a close contact alert.
Dr Nuala O’ Connor, clinical lead on Covid-19 and Antibiotic Resistance with the Irish College of GPs says it is picking up new cases:

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