Garnar to expand contact-tracing team to 60 workers

first_img(WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced he will be doubling the amount of contact-tracing employees in Broome County. He says the Broome County Department of Health will train the county employees to become contact tracers. Garnar’s current team has 30 employees. He says he will take county employees and make them contact tracers to create a team of 60 people. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in order for a county to reopen, it will need 30 contact tracers per 100,000 people. One more person has died from the coronavirus in Broome County. As of April 30, the death toll is at 22. Coronavirus numbers For a map detailing where cases are located, click here. There are 92 active cases of the coronavirus in Broome County. 171 people have recovered from the virus. Broome County April 30 coronavirus update Contact tracing Broome County has about 200,000 residents.last_img

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