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April 29, 2021

Detecting In-School Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from Case Ratios and Documented Clusters

[Pre-print, not peer-reviewed] A SARS-CoV-2 transmission model that accounts for a lower probability of symptomatic infection among children (21%) than adults (70%) found that only roughly 4% of in-school child-to-child transmission would be detectable with symptom-based contact tracing, even if all symptomatic cases are detected. The authors suggest that low in-school detection rates do not…

April 19, 2021

SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in a Georgia School District — United States, December 2020–January 2021

A study of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in a Georgia public school district found that indoor sports may pose a high infection risk in school settings. From December 1, 2020 to January 22, 2021, 85 SARS-CoV-2 index cases and 1,119 contacts were identified by school and public health officials, with 59 contacts testing positive. Among 55 contacts…

April 2, 2021

An Investigation into the Rates of Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 during the First 6 Weeks of the 2020–2021 Academic Year in Primary and Post-Primary Schools in Cork and Kerry, Ireland

The overall incidence of SARS-CoV-2 in-school transmission was 4% during the first 6 weeks of the 2020-2021 academic year in primary and post-primary schools located in Cork and Kerry counties in southwest Ireland, according to government health records. Positivity among students and staff were 3% and 7%, respectively. For roughly every week spent by an…