PATERSON, NJ - With 12 total cases of coronavirus confirmed in Paterson, members of the City’s “strike team” are hard at work in an effort known as “contact tracing” to offer guidance to those that may be susceptible to contracting COVID-19, coronavirus, due to their contact with others that have tested positive.

Among those that have tested positive are a male in his 40s and female in her 30s, as well their 5-year-old child.

According to Paterson’s Health Director, Dr. Paul Persaud, there are up to two dozen members of the team currently taking on the “tedious work” that includes first contacting the resident who has been confirmed to have the virus, and then determining their movements and contacts over the past several days.

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“This is the strongest team of any local health department in New Jersey,” Persaud said before Sayegh concluded that the efforts were all part of his Administration's strategy of “preparation, protection, and prevention.”

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