By Jennifer McRae

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– As coronavirus cases continue to rise in Colorado, Garfield County Public Health officials say their contact tracers are overwhelmed. The daily number of COVID-19 cases in Garfield County exceeds the previous high levels seen in July.

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Case investigators can handle about 50 cases each day. Right now there are 155 open cases.

Garfield County is prioritizing contact tracing based on age and occupation.

Jennifer McRae