Are 700 COVID-19 Contact Tracers Enough?

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Provided by Statista NASHVILLE, TN – At a press briefing last week, Governor Lee talked about efforts his administration is taking in Chattanooga to test more Hispanics because of a recent spike in cases there. He was asked why the state has hired just 700 contract tracers when public health experts estimate the state needs about 2,000. “We just had the highest day of case that we have had since the pandemic began. There is a genuine understanding that COVID-19 is a serious public health crisis for our state. And we take it seriously every single day,” Lee said. Tennessee Health Commissioner L...