Contact tracing is an activity that involves working with a patient (symptomatic or asymptomatic) who has been diagnosed with an infectious disease. Contact tracing identifies and provides support to people (contacts) who may have been infected through exposure to the patient. This prevents further spread of the disease by separating people who have (or could have) an infectious disease from people who do not. Contact tracing is a disease control measure that has been used by public health agencies for decades.
Through rigorous contact tracing, isolation and quarantine, the COVID-19 spread is suppressed. In Anne Arundel County, more than 90% of positive cases are contacted within 24 hours.
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