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Covid-19 is spreading fast, with the number of cases growing by the day. As it continues to
spread across the globe, practical applications of the technology in fighting the global crisis
are on the rise. A growing number of tech companies and IT organizations are working in a
variety of ways to help fight the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Technologies Helping the Fight Against Covid-19
There are numerous types of technologies used in the fight against coronavirus pandemic.
Telemedicine, for instance, saw a record high during the Covid-19 pandemic. This
technology allows patients to consult doctors, greatly reducing unnecessary hospital visits.
Since hospitals are overwhelmed with critical cases during the pandemic, telemedicine allows hospital staff to focus on individuals with serious cases and reduces the patient’s risk of contracting the deadly virus.
We’ve also seen an increase in the use of technology inpatient care. The rising number of
Covid-19 cases across the globe is putting a strain on healthcare systems. In China, remote-
controlled robots were used to perform certain medical functions and monitor routine health
indicators. But perhaps one area where technology has played the biggest part as far as the
fight against the novel coronavirus goes is contact tracing. Read on learn more.
Contact Tracing Apps
Contact tracing is the process of identifying people who may have come into contact with
infected persons and subsequently collecting further information about these contacts.
Contact tracing is used to break chains of transmission, to manage epidemics of this virus at
an ongoing low level, and to prevent future waves or surges of cases. When done manually,
tens of thousands of new public health workers need to be trained in contact tracing to have
any hope of preventing future outbreaks within our communities.
Contact tracing apps automate the process of tracing the movement of Covid-19 patients and finding new infections. Contact-traci