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158 Albertans with COVID-19 reported their illness to province’s multimillion-dollar app

The Alberta government will spend $4.3 million by year’s end on a contact tracing phone application that has notified about 1,500 people of potential exposure to COVID-19. Months after Alberta scaled back contact tracing efforts, the government still has contracts with Deloitte and IBM to maintain and upgrade the beleaguered ABTraceTogether app, which launched in May 2020. Although 317,000 people have downloaded the app onto their phones, only 158 had entered a positive COVID-19 test…


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