Alberta's COVID-19 tracing app — which launched in May and has been downloaded more than 260,000 times — has been used in "approximately 20 cases" to track down contacts of someone who tested positive for the disease, the provincial government has revealed.

Ongoing concerns over the app, in a province that has opted out of a similar app offered by the federal government, come as Alberta sets new records for daily cases (more than 1,000 on Saturday), hospitalizations (264 at last count) and deaths (20 more reported Monday).

The province also backtracked, slightly, on earlier claims that problems with the iPhone version of its app were resolved by a recent update. It now admits issues may persist when the software is running in the background on devices made by Apple and says it plans to conduct further testing.

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