King County’s COVID-19 contact tracing efforts gain strength
The case investigators at Public Health—Seattle & King County are able to reach the vast majority of people who test positive for COVID-19 in King County. And most people are taking the important step of isolating themselves during their contagious period.
A new data dashboard shows the numbers, and it demonstrates the rapid growth of Public Health’s contact tracing efforts. Highlights include:
- Since the spring, the team has grown to 61 members who investigate over 500 cases each week (roughly 95 percent of all cases in King County).
- Each week, the team interviews roughly 85% of those positive cases and reaches over 90% of their named contacts.