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Contact Tracers Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

Abilene Taylor County Public Health District
January 13, 2021 COVID-19 data for Taylor County

Taylor County is seeing large numbers of new cases of the coronavirus, sustained high levels of COVID-19 hospitalizations and new reported deaths many days.  The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District added 44 staff members to help handle the workload of contact tracing.  But when the new positive test results are so high, the people who track those cases have their hands full.   The health distric's lead contact tracer, Julia Agawu says they're calling in extra help from other departments within the health district.