WSDOH Says 1 Million Have Enabled WA Notify COVID App
According to information released by the Washington State Department of Health, 1 million people have enabled-downloaded the WA Notify COVID App on their phones or smart devices since it was unveiled Monday.
According to WSDOH:
"More Washington residents opted in within the first 24 hours than any other state using this technology. 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."
WSDOH also said this in their release;
"By adding WA Notify to their smartphones, Washington residents will be alerted if they spent time near another user who later tests positive for COVID-19. WA Notify uses privacy-preserving technology jointly developed by Google and Apple and works without collecting or revealing any location or personal data.
When voluntarily activated, phones with WA Notify use Bluetooth technology to exchange random codes with the phones of other users they are near. It does this without revealing a user’s identity or location."
It would be interesting to find out, if possible the geographical breakdowns of where the downloads are occuring. It is presumed a great deal of them are likely in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties. We will see what we can find out.