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Henderson County News

Covid surge propels county into red zone

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With the community facing a quadrupling of Covid-19 cases, Pardee Hospital's chief medical officer on Tuesday implored the public to commit to public health precautions to stem the spread of the virus.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 | covid-19 contact tracing

Henderson County News

High caseloads force health department to prioritize investigations

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The Henderson County Department of Public Health will prioritize high-risk case investigations in response to the growing volume of Covid-19 cases, asking individuals to follow and self-impose restrictions as warranted.   Read Story »

Tags: covid-19 contact tracing | Covid-19 vaccination

Henderson County News

Contact with friends, relatives outside household driving Covid surge, Health Dept. says

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Henderson County has seen a surge in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, climbing to 93 cases a day per 100,000 population and a positive test rate of 16.2 percent.    Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Contact tracers on front lines of fight to prevent covid spread

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Boxes of Cheez-Its, bags of peanuts and packages of Oreos and Kind bars sit on tables in the data room and the hot line room at the Department of Public Health, a cheerfully colorful exhibit of junk food marketing that belies the serious soldiering in the war against the coronavirus.   Read Story »

Tags: covid testing | covid-19 contact tracing | contact tracing