According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), despite some shortcomings in contact tracking, Delaware’s arsenal to prevent the spread of coronavirus could lead to a reduction in number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
In fact, the state’s mitigation efforts including a masking order, a home stay order, and a case investigation weeks before the April spike resulted in a dramatic 100 drop in mortality. %, along with other reductions, according to the federal health authority.
“The morbidity rate decreased 82%, hospitalization 88% and the death rate decreased 100% from the end of April to June 2020 when masking and contact tracking missions were added to case investigation and order. stay at home, ”reportedly reported.
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However, the national death toll forecast shows that other states are struggling with mitigation tactics. On Thursday, the CDC forecasted the United States could see 266,000 coronavirus-related deaths on Nov. 28. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the United States had recorded at least 235,199 deaths. Friday afternoon.
The CDC says an effective strategy to contain viruses involves a combination of measures: “No single mitigation strategy can be effective alone.”
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Despite the positive findings, the agency reported that 83% of the 6,527 coronavirus-positive patients interviewed for contact tracking purposes “refused to disclose the contact or were unable to call back the contact. . ” In addition to the public’s urgent need for cooperation, the agency also notes that it takes researchers, on average, eight days to interview patients.
The agency recommends that prompt contact tracing can stop the spread of the virus. This is not the first time the agency has reported a communication tracking error. For example, in late September, the CDC released a report on two counties in North Carolina showing that nearly half of coronavirus patients in a given county did not report a contact, and when contact was made, a quarter of them are not contactable.
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