We have had several requests to make available the data on testing we are performing in our office for SARS CoV2-the virus that causes COVID -19. Below is a graph showing this data. We think you might find this information valuable since it can correlate with the amount of disease in the community, particularly for children. The amount of disease in the community or schools could influence certain activities you feel comfortable participating in. Please understand that this is not a random sample of people and involves many different communities that we serve. We do testing for children who have symptoms that are compatible with COVID -19 such as fever, cough, sore throat, running nose, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and lose of taste or smell, along with some asymptomatic children who might have been exposed to someone with the virus. We are posting it simply to give you an idea of what we are witnessing. It is a small sample size and not intended for schools or any organizations to make decisions based on this data.
We did not have any positive tests from July 1st to 22nd. You can see we are starting to see more positive tests now with the arrival of the delta variant. The good news is that we are not seeing huge numbers of cases and that the children who are positive have in general not been very sick. We suspect this is because our community has a large percentage of vaccinated individuals and people are doing a good job wearing masks. We will continue to post this information on our web site and update it every week.
Dr. Jonathan Schwab