The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded seven companies and academic institutions grants to develop digital health technology to help with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Apple Inc. announced a new system that will enable public health authorities to use smartphones to assist in contact tracing without having to build an app.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Abbott’s BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card rapid test for detection of Covid-19 infection.

North Dakota, Wyoming and Alabama are the latest U.S. states launching apps to warn users about potential exposure to the novel coronavirus by tracking their encounters, representatives for the states told Reuters.

Facebook Inc. removed 7 million posts in second-quarter 2020 for sharing false information about the novel coronavirus, including content that promoted fake preventative measures and exaggerated cures.

Virginia 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.

Researchers are developing simpler Covid-19 diagnostic tests for use outside of labs in an effort to make mass testing available, fast and inexpensive.

AiCure’s phone app helps clinical trials keep tabs on which participants have taken their medications correctly and which have not.

British scientists analyzing data from a widely used Covid-19 symptom-tracking app have found there are six distinct types of the disease, each distinguished by a cluster of symptoms.

McCann Health Japan launched an innovative new app that turns an ordinary train commute into an opportunity for health and wellness.