New contact tracing app has already detected positive cases of Covid-19.

The HSE says its new contact tracing app has already detected positive cases of Covid-19.

The app, which was launched last Tuesday, has over one million downloads so far.

According to the Business Post, it has detected cases of coronavirus in people not found through manual contact tracing.

The HSE says these are people who would never have been picked up otherwise.

Two more patients diagnosed with Covid-19 have died in the Republic as the number of new confirmed cases remained above 20 for a third day.

23 positive tests were reported to public health doctors up to midnight on Friday, bringing the total number infected in the Republic to over 25 thousand six hundred.

1,746 patients have died since the outbreak began here.