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COVID-19 contact tracing expanded

COVID-19 contact tracing expanded COVID-19 contact tracing expanded

Contact tracing expanded Monday, May 11, according to Gov. Eric Holcomb during his first update of the week. There are 325 people hired already to contact Hoosiers who have tested positive for COVID-19, and the state estimates there will be 500 people working.

These workers, who are college students who go to school in Indiana or live in the state, will ask people when symptoms started and who they have come in contact with. From there, the people who have been in close contact will be contacted to see if they are showing symptoms and discuss if they need to quarantine or get a COVID-19 test.

These workers started with 21 Indiana counties on Monday and will work on contact tracing cases for all 92 Indiana counties next week.

Monday’s update included 511 new reported positive cases, bringing the state’s total to 24,627 individuals. There were 32 additional deaths reported. There have now been 1,411 deaths in the state due to the outbreak reported. The state did test a higher number of Hoosiers, with 6,667 people tested since Sunday’s update. To date, 146,688 people have been tested in Indiana.

Holcomb announced that his updates will now take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting immediately, but that could change if something unexpected takes place.Contact tracing expanded Monday, May 11, according to Gov. Eric Holcomb during his first update of the week. There are 325 people hired already to contact Hoosiers who have tested positive for COVID-19, and the state estimates there will be 500 people working.

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