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 …
Life in Tier 2 cities elsewhere as Plymouth COVID-19 cases rise – Plymouth Live
With talks Plymouth could be headed for a Tier 2 lockdown, we spoke to some other local businesses in the UK about how they have found the tighter restrictions
The city has seen a surge in coronavirus cases in the last week, and health bosses have warned that we could be headed for tighter restrictions if figures continue to increase.
COVID-19 cases have surged by 350 in just one week, and there are now coronavirus clusters in every single part of Plymouth, with more than half of the city’s defined areas currently at more than 10, according to the latest figures.
The latest Government and Public Health England data has revealed the parts of Plymouth which…
22 coronavirus deaths across Birmingham and Midlands – including five at one city hospital trust – Birmingham Live
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust recorded five new coronavirus deaths
There were 22 further Covid-19 deaths in Birmingham and the Midlands today – including five at one Birmingham hospital.
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust recorded five new coronavirus deaths.
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust also confirmed five further Covid-19 deaths.
There were four deaths recorded at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust.
There were two deaths recorded at both Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, and University Hospitals of Derby and…
Incredible moment low-flying Boeing 747 comes in for final landing – Cornwall Live
The ‘Queen of the Skies’ planes were retired earlier this year
This video shows the incredible moment a low-flying Boeing 747 came in to Cornwall to land for the very last time.
A stunning sight, the plane – part of the BA747 fleet – made its way to Cornwall Airport Newquay yesterday (October 25) swooping over onlookers as it arrived ready to be scrapped and recycled.
It is one of 30 planes used by the aviation company since their debut in 1989 before they went into early retirement this year to allow room for a newer and more fuel-efficient modules – six A350s…
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