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More than 1 million enable WA Notify within first four days

Health officials: the more people who use it, the more effective it is


Last updated 12/10/2020 at 2:10am

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A new app to inform users of COVID-19 exposure drew 1 million in four days.

WA Notify is popular.

The app to app exposure tool that can be activated on smartphones drew in 1,000,000 Washington users in its first four days after being announced, the state Department of Health said in a press release. The exposure notification app helps stop the spread of COVID-19 by notifying the user if an exposed person comes into contact.

As of 10 a.m. on Dec. 4, the number of phones with WA Notify is more than 19% of the number of Washington adults. More Washington residents opted in within the first 24 hours than any other state using the technology.

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