Virginia touts nation's first contact tracing app with Apple-Google tech

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Virginia on Wednesday launched the first contact tracing app for the novel coronavirus in the United States that uses new technology from Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google. Phones with the app exchange Bluetooth signals to keep an anonymous list of close encounters. At least three more states are nearing the launch of similar apps, aiming to ease the burden on underfunded manual contact tracing teams.

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