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Your phone can send you an alert if you were near someone who has coronavirus – CNN

As new coronavirus cases explode nationwide, health officials in at least 15 states are turning to cell phone technology to help slow the spread of infections.

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(CNN)As new coronavirus cases explode nationwide, health officials are turning to cell phones to help slow the spread of infections.
Thanks to technology available on Apple and Google phones, you can now get pop-up notifications in some states if you were close to someone who later tested positive for Covid-19. The alerts come via state health department apps that use Bluetooth technology to detect when you (or more precisely, your phone) has been in close contact with an infected person’s phone.

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