With the number of COVID 19 cases rising across the state, area health departments are having a tough time keeping track of positive case movements.

For the Pulaski County Health Department, it’s been easier thanks to help from Fort Leonard Wood.

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Director of Nursing Wanda Laramore.

She tells KY 3 TV many of the more rural departments around the lake don’t have the staff to handle following up with every case that is coming in.

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Contract Tracing is how the health department to find where a positive COVID 19 person has been or who they have been near, in order to issue advisories and self-quarantine requests.