Covid Radar Skids In The Aid Of Tracking of Covid-19

Radar Covid is the tracking application launched by the Government as one more tool when it comes to tracking Sars-CoV-2 in its transmission throughout the national territory. App that practically already works in all territories, except in Catalonia .

The Catalan region is left alone, after the Community of Madrid activated it just before the Bridge of October 12. Dates very distant from those provided by the Government through the Secretary of State for Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence (SEDIA).

Despite this, Radar Covid is the tracking application that has been in the Top 1 of the General Ranking for more days as the most downloaded app on the Play Store . 

However, only 9.9% have downloaded the Radar Covid tracking application, far behind European countries such as Ireland, which has reached 38% penetration, or Germany, with 20.2%.

According to data from the company Big Data Smartme Analytics, the average profile of use of Radar Covid is a woman between 35 and 44 years old and from Aragon. This study reveals that women are the public that uses it the most with 14.7% while 11.8% are men.

In addition, the report indicates that Aragón is the most active community in the application with 22.8% reach, followed by Castilla y León and Andalusia. By age group, people between 35 and 44 are the ones who have downloaded the Government tool the most on their smartphones.

However, these figures are far from the minimum that the authorities point out for the application to really help in tracing the contacts of a positive for Covid-19.

According to official data, it is estimated that if 20% of the population downloaded their country’s Covid-19 tracking application, it could help reduce the impact of the pandemic by 30%.

Success in Ireland

According to a study carried out by Pickaso, Ireland has been the country with the highest download penetration, with 38% of the population. In total, there are almost 1.2 million downloads that the official application of the country has obtained.

In second place is Germany with a download penetration of 20.2%, followed by the United Kingdom with 18.2%. For its part, Italy would be in fourth place with a penetration of 14.4% and Spain in fifth place.

France and Portugal are the countries in which the least users have downloaded the application, with 4% and less than 1%, respectively. The Spanish tool has more than 3.6 million downloads at the bottom of the ranking with its European counterparts

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