COVID In New Jersey: Gov. Murphy Says ‘Rate Of Noncooperation With Contact Tracers Now Up To Whopping 74% Of Cases’

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TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy expressed his frustration with people who aren’t willing to help COVID-19 contact tracers. During a Monday press conference, the New Jersey governor urged residents to cooperate with contact tracers.

“The rate of noncooperation with our contact tracers is now up to a whopping 74% of cases. Quite frankly, this is unacceptable and we need folks to turn that around,” Murphy said. “It is extremely critical for contact tracers to get in touch with the close contacts of those who test positive to help us stop the spread of this virus.”

Murphy said contact tracers are not conducting a “witch hunt,” that they’re just trying to help people.

“We’re only trying to stop the spread of this virus,” Murphy reiterated.

There are more than 30 contact tracers for every 100,000 residents.

Coronavirus cases continue to climb in New Jersey as health officials believe some of the new cases they are seeing are directly related to the Thanksgiving holiday.

New Jersey reported more than 3,500 new COVID cases on Monday.

Meanwhile, new limits for outdoor gatherings are now in place in the Garden State. They have dropped from 150 people to only 25 people.

Indoor youth and high school sports have also been prohibited.

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3 thoughts on “COVID In New Jersey: Gov. Murphy Says ‘Rate Of Noncooperation With Contact Tracers Now Up To Whopping 74% Of Cases’

  1. So, one contact tracer each for 3,333.3 people…. That means (given the average of 31 days per month rounded to the nearest whole number) a contact tracer for 108 people each day, or rounded up, 5 persons per hour, or 1 person every 20 minutes….gee do these contact tracers ever sleep or what? Do they get Sundays off even? And this idiot gov wants to know why so few work with contact tracers! As usual, govt. sham-sters can’t do the math! Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahah!

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