Nearly 4.5 % of the individuals who, after a warning from the CoronaMelder, have themselves examined with out having any complaints, transform contaminated with the corona virus. That is evident from figures that the Ministry of Well being shared with Press on Thursday.
For instance, the corona app has up to now discovered 1,303 individuals who turned out to be contaminated, however on the time of the report (but) confirmed no complaints, Minister Hugo de Jonge (Public Well being) introduced on Wednesday in a transient to the Home of Representatives. The ministry solely shared the underlying figures with Press on Thursday.
Since December 1, individuals who don’t have any complaints, however have been within the neighborhood of a optimistic particular person, can have themselves examined 5 days after that contact. A take a look at is feasible after a warning from the CoronaMelder or if they arrive into the image throughout the investigation by the GGD.
Discovering contaminated individuals earlier than they’ve complaints helps within the combat in opposition to the corona virus. The contribution of CoronaMelder is subsequently instantly seen. In spite of everything, the aforementioned 1,303 individuals wouldn’t have been discovered or solely later discovered with out the corona app.
Individuals who haven’t (but) come into the image can infect others within the meantime, who in flip can infect others, and so forth. This danger is far smaller in the event that they keep residence till their take a look at appointment and go into isolation after a optimistic take a look at consequence.
Since November 30, a complete of 4,600 individuals have been examined optimistic after a warning from the corona app. That’s virtually 8.5 % of the whole quantity of people that acquired examined after a warning.
That share is decrease than the quantity that emerged from the primary figures in November. On the time, 12.5 % of the warnings appeared to point an an infection with the corona virus, though on the time it was solely attainable to check with complaints.
In November, the ministry was cautiously optimistic concerning the first figures for the CoronaMelder. That judgment is at present unchanged, says researcher Wolfgang Ebbers.
He factors out that from the primary behavioral analysis no adverse negative effects seem across the app. For instance, that folks with the CoronaMelder hold their distance much less effectively.
“It could be comparatively restricted, however the app does what it ought to do,” says Ebbers. “So as to draw stronger conclusions, extra analysis information is required.”