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Governor Blames COVID-19 Spike on Lack of Contact Tracers

Governor Ige is blaming the spike in COVID-19 cases on a lack of contact tracers in the state. At a news conference Wednesday, the governor said the state worked with the University of Hawaii to train more people as contact tracers, but then the number of cases increased. There are 96 people tracing contacts on Oahu, and a total of 30 who are tracing contacts in Kaua’i, Maui, and Hawaii counties.