green co. on track to hit highest monthly total of COVID-19 cases, leading to transition to ‘crisis standards’ for contact tracing – Community News
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green co. on track to hit highest monthly total of COVID-19 cases, leading to transition to ‘crisis standards’ for contact tracing

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MONROE, Wis. Green County is on track to see its highest monthly number of COVID-19 cases ever, forcing the health department to move to “crisis” standards for contact tracing, the agency said Tuesday.

In the first 15 days of the month, the province registered 349 COVID-19 cases. The health department said in a press release that the numbers of climbing cases are more than they can trace, leading them to prioritize contact tracing, targeting families with school-age children, who until recently were ineligible for COVID-19 vaccines.

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The department said it is working with local school districts to help prevent further spread and has also begun to rely on a state contact tracing team to fill in gaps. County contact tracers will contact other residents who test positive for the virus “as (they) can.”

“Green County Public Health is asking for the help of residents, businesses, schools and community organizations to help slow this wave of cases,” the press release said. “We ask this of you as fellow Green County community members. COVID-19 doesn’t have to spread as fast as it is.

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Statewide, Wisconsin registered its highest number of new COVID-19 cases in more than 11 months on Tuesday, at nearly 4,000 new cases.

The activity of COVID-19 cases is considered very high in Green County, one of Wisconsin’s 62 counties in the second highest category. Eight are considered to have a critically high spread, while two – Dane and Menominee – are reported to have high activity.


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