Coronavirus apps: which ones to download?

COVID-19 is one of the most talked about subjects at the moment and there is no shortage of applications about coronavirus circulating in smartphone app stores.

On the closing day of this report (03/12) the disease was classified as a pandemic. What does that mean?

To understand its meaning, we first need to understand what an outbreak is. WHO classifies the sudden increase in cases in a specific location, such as a city, as an outbreak.

If this outbreak recurs in other cities and states in a country, it will evolve into an epidemic. If this epidemic happens also in other places on the planet, this configures the pandemic. That is, it is already official that the coronavirus is a risk in several countries, including Brazil.

In these scenarios, unfortunately it is common for panic to prevail and more and more people are looking for information about the disease. In this case, searches for coronavirus applications increase.

The problem is that the search – often desperate – for information makes many end up believing the infamous fake news. That is, they end up receiving false information and spreading it, also causing a wave of disinformation.

Therefore, there are not many reliable sources about the disease. To help you better understand how to prevent coronavirus, let's talk a little more about the disease. We'll also show you who is susceptible to it and what you should and shouldn't do about the coronavirus apps you find.

Stay with us and don't forget to wash your hands!

What is the new Coronavirus?

The coronavirus has been around since the 1960s, but until then it was not so contagious. Although lethal, MERS and SARS were controlled and are no longer a concern today.

COVID-19 is a non-lethal form of the virus, but highly contagious. Airborne, just like flu, the "new" coronavirus has become a worldwide concern in recent weeks.

But who is susceptible to the coronavirus and may be at risk of dying from it? This is what we will show in the following excerpt!

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Who is susceptible to Coronavirus?

There is no easy way to say this, but: everyone is susceptible to COVID 19.

Anyone can contract the disease due to its high contagious potential. On the other hand, her chances of causing death are slim.

The overwhelming majority of those killed by the coronavirus are elderly or people with a deficient immune system. For these groups at risk, it is even more important to avoid crowding and to wash your hands as much as possible.

It is also important to mention that anyone who has taken COVID-19 and healed is not immune. It is possible to contract the coronavirus again and cases of this type have been reported in China and Japan.

Coronavirus apps: what NOT to do

The first and most important thing to say about Coronavirus apps is to avoid sharing information received in messaging apps, especially in groups or messages sent by people close to you.

It is likely that this person is passing on false information without knowing it. In addition, many people in bad faith are using these coronavirus messages and apps to scam and steal user data.

The Google Play and App Store are also blocking entry of coronavirus apps that are being approved in their digital stores. The aim is not to prevent the spread of information, but to protect its users from fraud attempts using the widespread fear of COVID-19.

Still, it is important to keep an eye out for coronavirus apps if you can find one. Do not download these apps unless they come from trusted sources. When in doubt, do not proceed with the download.

To help you with this task of finding reliable information about the new coronavirus, continue reading the article.

Coronavirus apps: which ones to use?

Now you know what you shouldn't do when searching for information about COVID-19. Therefore, we will help you find coronavirus apps that will really let you know about the current state of the pandemic.

In addition, we will also point you to reliable sources on how to prevent and what to do if you suspect the disease.

For now, only two apps are reliable and useful for obtaining this type of information.


Despite counting as one of the coronavirus apps, it is not available on Google Play or App Store. can be accessed directly through the browser by accessing the link.

On this website, it is possible to monitor the current state of the disease: points where it is most concentrated, number of infected, people who are currently with the virus, as well as deceased and also patients who have recovered.

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You can also zoom in on specific areas of the map to learn more about how the virus is affecting the region where you live.

2. Coronavirus – SUS

Published by the Brazilian government itself, this app brings verified information about the state of the disease and current forms of prevention. In addition, the SUS coronavirus app also tells you how to proceed if you suspect you have contracted the disease.

The application is free and you can download it both on your Android and on your iPhone.

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Have healthy habits!

In addition to learning through the coronavirus apps that we mentioned throughout the article, it is important to maintain healthy and hygienic habits. In particular, wash your hands often, especially after you get home.

It is also important to filter the information you receive about the disease well and be wary of miraculous solutions or apocalyptic predictions. To date, a preventive vaccine or an effective cure for coronavirus has not yet been discovered.

Considering the high contagion capacity of the disease, it is also recommended to avoid crowding and leave the house only when necessary.

To finish in a lighter tone, don't leave without checking out our article with the best apps to watch movies and series to enjoy at home safely!

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