The app COVID radar It is already active in the testing phase in six autonomous communities. Andalusia, Cantabria, Aragon, Extremadura, Castilla y León and the Canary Islands They are the first regions to have the development fully operational, after completing the technical integration process between the application and their health systems.
Yesterday Wednesday the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System approved an agreement so that the Autonomous Communities that are finishing this adaptation process can begin to operate in tests. It is an agreement temporary that allows accelerating the implementation of development, and that must be ratified through bilateral agreements between the health administrations of each autonomy and the Ministry of Health.
This is the first step in the application's national rollout plan. Today the application already has some two million downloads in its versions for Android and iOS operating systems.
At this time, the rest of the autonomous communities have expressed their interest in adopting the tool and are carrying out the necessary technical work to integrate the application with their health systems to be able to launch it over the next few weeks.
The development of the contact alert application RadarCOVID, carried out by the Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, was approved by the Council of Ministers last June 23. Six days later, a pilot project was launched on the Canary Island of La Gomera to test the effectiveness of the tool in detecting contagions in close contacts in the face of a fictitious re-outbreak situation with figurative positives.