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Bart Updates Related To The Coronavirus

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Last Updated: 02 July 2021

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A Coronavirus study that offers free, low - Barrier testing in the Mission District found a jump in overall positivity rates and little change in rates among low - income, Latino households, researchers said Wednesday. Preliminary results from testing conducted in August found that 9 percent of 2 622 people tested in the neighborhood were positive for Coronavirus, but that jumped to 11 percent for Latino participants. San Francisco's overall positivity rate is 2. 61 percent, say researchers from University of California, San Francisco and Latino Task Force on COVID - 19. Working together as Unidos en Salud, researchers conduct mass, free testing over a three - week period at 24 Street Mission BART plaza with no registration, insurance or identification require. Of those who tested positive, 93 percent were Latino, 85 percent speak Spanish as their preferred language, and 79 percent live with several other people. Nearly half were in the most infectious stage of disease and 92 percent were symptomatic. Fully 98 percent say they regularly wear masks in public and 92 percent say they use hand sanitizer. Dr. Diane Havlir, chief of UCSF Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and co - founder of Unidos en Salud, praises low - Barrier testing at central transit hubs as an effective way to reach essential workers. Many essential workers encounter barriers to getting test like being unable to take time off work, lack of access to medical care, and fear of positive test threatening their job security or immigration status. Just 22 percent of participants who tested positive had sick leave coverage and 87 percent make less than $50 000 each year. Seven months into this pandemic, low - income Latino essential workers living in close - knit family units continue to be uniquely vulnerable, Dr. Havlir said in a statement. Our data also further demonstrates the need to provide infected individuals with rapid results and social support so they can go into isolation to avoid infecting their families and other contacts. Researchers call for more low - Barrier testing, reducing time from contacting Coronavirus in isolation to less than 48 hours, and reducing time to access recovery funds to 72 hours. We were asking them to risk their livelihoods, risk their living situation, not eat, to stay home and do service for everybody else and not spread the virus, said Jon Jacobo, Latino Task Force for COVID - 19 member. It is deeply personal, it is deeply painful and it is deeply frustrating to see from April to now, we have not been able to get grip or handle on something like COVID - 19. Participants come from all over the Bay Area, but 82 percent live in San Francisco. Preliminary results from another community testing effort over one weekend in April find a 2 percent positivity rate among 2 959 Mission residents and workers in a single census tract. Of those who tested positive, 95 percent were Latino, 5 percent were Asian, 75 percent were male, and 53 percent were asymptomatic.

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