King County’s COVID-19 contact tracing efforts gain strength 

Crossposted from Public Health Insider 

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. 

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. 

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