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The five hallmarks of successful contact tracing during the coronavirus pandemic – ABC News

We need contact tracing to prevent more people from catching coronavirus. It may be a crucial process, but it’s also quite a hard one to get right. So what does…

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Contact tracing is the process of finding, assessing and managing the people who have been exposed to a disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
We do it to prevent more people from getting sick with the same disease.
This is what’s made it such an important public health tool for controlling COVID-19.
It may be a crucial process and one that public health teams have been using for a long time but it’s also quite a hard one to get right.
Catch up on the main COVID-19 news …

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Utah hospitals could start rationing health care at overwhelmed facilities, hospital association says – CNN

Utah hospitals could be days away from using a patient’s age, health and other factors to decide who can remain in overcrowded intensive care units due to an onslaught…

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(CNN)Utah hospitals could be days away from using a patient’s age, health and other factors to decide who can remain in overcrowded intensive care units due to an onslaught of Covid-19 cases.
A group of administrators representing Utah’s hospitals presented Gov. Gary Herbert with a list of “criteria they propose doctors should use if they are forced to decide which patients can stay in overcrowded intensive care units,” The Salt Lake Tribune reported.
They told Herbert that they’d need to put…

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North East leaders vow to ‘resist any attempt’ to impose Tier 3 lockdown as Covid rates level off – Chronicle Live

Political figures from across the North East say infections rates are continuing to level off and claim the government has accepted that existing measures are working…

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North East leaders have warned that they will resist any attempt to impose Tier 3 lockdown measures on the region.
In a statement on Monday afternoon, top political figures from across the North East said that Covid-19 rates are continuing to level off and claim the government has accepted that existing restrictions have had success in curtailing the spread of the virus.
Council chiefs were warned in an email last Thursday night that there may shortly be a need to impose stricter controls in Northumberland,…

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North Wales coronavirus area breakdown as death toll rises and 120 new cases confirmed – North Wales Live

Across the country, 1,158 positive Covid-19 tests have been identified

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There have been a further 120 cases of coronavirus recorded in North Wales in the past 24 hours, according to figures released by Public Health Wales today (October 26).
One new death related to Covid-19 has been recorded in North Wales over the same time period, and the region’s death toll now stands at 447.
Across the country, 1,158 positive Covid-19 tests have been identified, bringing the total to 43,839.
PHW also confirmed six more people have died, meaning 1,783 people have now died since…

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