Contact Tracers Struggle to Keep Up As Coronavirus Cases Surge From Holiday Travel

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Contact Tracers Struggle to Keep Up As Coronavirus Cases Surge From Holiday Travel

One in every thousand people has died of COVID-19 in the U.S. And California just passed 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases. This surge, likely from Thanksgiving travel, is making contact tracing efforts difficult across the country.

Dr. Christina Ghaly, Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, says hospitals are being forced to treat COVID-19 patients in conference rooms and gift shops as beds fill up.

To help contain the spread, Brett Dahlberg reports that some health officials in Michigan are asking people to do their own contact tracing.

In New York City, WNYC’s Fred Mogul found a contact tracer who is making home visits in an effort to alert people in at-risk categories.