Some areas in Wales "reluctant to engage with contact tracers"

Some areas in Wales "reluctant to engage with contact tracers"
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Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford says rises in Covid cases on Anglesey and in Merthyr Tydfil are being closely monitored with concerns about “an apparent reluctance” of some people to engage with contact tracing teams, APA reports citing BBC News.

Drakeford says the overall public health situation in Wales remains stable at around 44 cases per 100,000 people and a positivity rate of 3.9%.

But he adds: “We are closely monitoring the situation in Anglesey and Merthyr Tydfil where clusters of cases, linked to household and social mixing, have driven up the rates.

“We are particularly concerned about an apparent reluctance in some places, to engage with contact tracing teams.

“That contact is vital. It means we can identify the source of infection and how far it has spread.”

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