Meanwhile, in D.C., COVID Prevalence Rises

Maybe. Because we still don’t have publicly available asymptomatic hospital patient intake data. But I digress.

It appears the percentage of students who tested positive based on rapid antigen tests is 0.75% and the staff percentage is 1.73% (full results here). This is an increase from Thanksgiving, with 1.3% of staff, and 0.6% of students testing positive. Given that these are rapid antigen tests, which will miss some positives and that there was a high number of students and staff who didn’t test at all (some of those were likely trying to avoid testing positive since they suspected they were positive), we’re probably in the range of 1.5% to 2% were infected on Jan. 3.

Again, if you’re in public places indoors, the odds are good you’re in contact with multiple people who are COVID positive*. Please wear a good KN95 or N95 mask.

*I figure, even when I’m working from home, that between the gym and basic errands, I probably have significant exposure (i.e., more than a couple of minutes) with fifty people per day. That, of course, leaves out things like going to museums and so on, or days where I ride mass transit.

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