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More Contact Tracers, But Delays In Getting Coronavirus Test Results

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A healthcare worker directs a patient at a testing site at the Forum in Inglewood. (Courtesy of the County of Los Angeles)
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L.A County is ramping up the number of “contact tracers,” the people who reach out to those with COVID-19 and those they’ve come in contact with in an effort to get them quarantined for 14 days.

Meanwhile, that work is being hampered because some labs that are processing coronavirus tests are taking too long to get the results to the county, according to Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, chief medical officer for L.A. County’s Department of Public Health.

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