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Coronavirus will come roaring back in King County without contact tracing, other measures, report finds

FILE – In this April 15, 2020, file photo, a smartphone belonging to Drew Grande, of Cranston, R.I., shows notes he made for contact tracing. Grande began keeping a log on his phone at the beginning of April, after he heard Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo urge residents to start out of concern about the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) NYAG602

The report estimates that social and economic activity could more than double, to about 75% of normal levels, with no big increases in infections, but only with significant countermeasures.

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