HOUSTON (AP) — Health departments around the U.S. that are using contact tracers to contain coronavirus outbreaks are scrambling to bolster their ranks amid a surge of cases and resistance to cooperation from those infected or exposed. With too few trained contact tracers to handle soaring caseloads, one hard-hit Arizona county is relying on National Guard members to pitch in. In Louisiana, people who have tested positive typically wait more than two days to respond to health officials — giving the disease crucial time to spread. Contact tracing tracks people who test positive and anyone they’ve come in contact with. It was challenging even when stay-at-home orders were in place, but it’s exponentially more difficult now.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials report 3,433 new coronavirus cases and 135 more deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. The state health department on Saturday reported 686,068 total cases […]
By ANDREW DeMILLO LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is reporting its first coronavirus deaths. Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday that two people have died from COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. Faulkner County’s […]
TEXAKANA — The Bowie County emergency operations center reported Wednesday there are 390 active cases of COVID-19 being traced in the county. Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or any healthcare provider that administers […]