Local Contract Tracers Pilot Extended
Written by Hitmix Local News on 4 May 2021
A pilot programme using local contact tracers has been extended in Staffordshire, after smashing national targets and tracing more than 90 percent of Covid-19 cases.
Since September, the county council’s Test and Trace team have contacted 125 thousand people and played a key role in bringing the Covid case rate down.
Now they’ve taken over all the tracing of contacts of people who’ve tested positive from the national team and seen the success rate jump to 93 per cent – compared to 81 per cent previously.