A company has developed a new tool that could tell if you've encountered someone who's been exposed to COVID-19. Developed by Shield Group Technologies, a Palm Beach County company, CombatCOVID app is aimed at helping fight the spread of the disease. All you need is a smartphone.\n"One tap on the app to find out if you've been exposed to COVID-19," reads the app's page.\nEditor's Choice: These 5 Hand Sanitizers Are Being Pulled From Walmart & Target Shelves In Florida\nThe free app uses Bluetooth signals to determine if someone near you has the disease, and recommends nearby testing locations.\nOn the website, the developers say that information received from the user is both anonymous and confidential, with no tracing or tracking involved.\nAccording to the Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach County has paid $875,600 to use the tool, Miami-Dade is expected to pay $775,000, and Broward Mayor Dale Holness has expressed interest.\nThe county spent $875k on the PBC CombatCOVID app. It has all COVID-related info for residents and it can tell you if you’ve walked past someone who tested + for COVID (users have to enter that info) pic.twitter.com/s0rWRrkfdA— Hannah Morse 🌅 (@mannahhorse) June 5, 2020\nCities and counties across the state are trying to find new ways to combat the transmission of the novel coronavirus within the state.\nMajor regions have resorted to business crackdowns and mandatory face mask ordinances to blunt the disease's impact on the Sunshine State.\nLook what the mailman just delivered! @pbcgov #combatcovid pic.twitter.com/yrbjHndxbj— joe capozzi (@jcapozzipbpost) July 23, 2020\nAlthough case numbers are still high, they have dipped below five-digits in recent days.\nHowever, it still wasn't enough as, over the weekend, Florida passed New York to become the second state in America with the most COVID-19 cases. The top slot is currently occupied by California.\nMiami-Dade and Palm Beach counties are two of the most hard-hit counties in Florida.\nAs of Monday, Dade county hit 106,445 cases, which surpasses more than 30 states.\nIf successful, the tool could be invaluable in what's known as "contact tracing," which is used to investigate disease transmission and its point of origin.