New York launches alert app to notify users of coronavirus exposures

New York State has released a mobile app that will alert people if they were in close contact with someone who tests positive for coronavirus.

Posted: Oct 1, 2020 12:40 PM
Updated: Oct 1, 2020 1:02 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York State has released a mobile app that will alert people if they were in close contact with someone who tests positive for coronavirus.

The app, called COVID Alert NY, is voluntary and anonymous, according to the state.

State officials are hoping the app will help with contact tracting, and reduce the risk of infecting family, friends and co-workers, by allowing people to quarantine immediately once they are notified of an exposure through the app.

The usefulness of the app will depend on how many people download it. The state says the more people who use the app, the more effective it will be.

To download the app, click here.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2064530

Reported Deaths: 52572
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Queens2720389779
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Nassau1812533156
Bronx1799496492
New York1358374411
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Erie871531763
Richmond733551789
Monroe649871057
Orange47491810
Rockland46483952
Onondaga37518668
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Albany24246348
Oneida21998503
Niagara19347348
Broome18105355
Saratoga14903165
Ulster13620250
Schenectady12815195
Rensselaer10977139
Putnam1047191
Chautauqua8695140
Chemung7423134
Oswego730490
Ontario721292
Steuben6626143
Sullivan645671
St. Lawrence640596
Cayuga609892
Jefferson574666
Wayne553167
Cattaraugus546085
Genesee5268121
Herkimer5041107
Clinton474433
Madison441188
Fulton424690
Livingston424558
Tompkins418450
Montgomery4130121
Columbia3933101
Cortland367360
Tioga361461
Warren351357
Wyoming344251
Otsego334747
Allegany334384
Chenango334276
Greene328775
Washington301655
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Lewis259034
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