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Sutton tells inquiry contact tracers overwhelmed as daily cases hit 200 – The Age

‘When you get to very, very high numbers it does degrade your ability to get on top of it’, Chief Health Officer tells parliamentary inquiry into contact tracing….

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He attributed this spike largely to positive cases linked to the ill-fated hotel quarantine program.
“The driving force there was what looks like epidemiologically … a super-spreader event that has popped up in a large number of households over very broad geographical areas,” he said.
The inquiry earlier heard that about a third of those infected were responsible for driving most of the spread of the virus.
“So even with the best contact tracing in the world, we were faced with individuals who…

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