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County health department contact traces overwhelmed

WCPO |

In a Monday news release, Clermont County Public Health (CCPH) said disease investigation cannot be rushed and hiring more contact tracers still can’t match the exponential growth of the virus in the area.

Much like Warren County, CCPH has switched from making phone calls for contact tracing to sending emails and letters in some situations to provide quarantine instructions and information.

CCPH said phone calls are still being made in situations where there are a large number of contacts for a single case, where there is a potential for further spread of the disease.

The Warren County Health District (WCHD) announced it has hired additional contact tracers and teamed up with local universities to deal with an overwhelming number of rising COVID-19 cases in the county.