PSA: Highest Percent Positivity Rating for a Single Day Data Release at 19.9%
Our local community continues to see positive results for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), and with the August 7, 2020 release of data the county has realized its highest percent positivity rating for a single day data release at 19.9%. Meaning, nearly 1 in 5 individuals being tested is resulting as positive.
This data can be framed in the context of information presented with recent publications which document the asymptomatic spread in a community wherein viral shedding is equivalent between an individual who feels ill and is forced to isolate due to extreme symptomatology and an individual who feels well (i.e. does not know they are ill) and in turn may not isolate. Both individuals shed virus at equivalent levels, the danger to the community is the asymptomatic individual continuing to shed virus while potentially not maintaining basic measures of protection or limited contact.
This is a reminder to those in our community that it continues to be important to maintain physical distancing, masking, hand sanitizer, and similar measures while being alert as to the signs and symptoms of the viral infection.
Are there viral load differences between asymptomatic and symptomatic patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection?
Clinical Course and Molecular Viral Shedding Among Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Patients With SARS-CoV-2 Infection in a Community Treatment Center in the Republic of Korea.
What Does The Research Mean?
Many individuals with SARS-CoV-2 infection remained asymptomatic for a prolonged period, and viral load was similar to the in symptomatic patients; therefore, isolation of infected persons should be performed regardless of symptoms.
The Zarzaur Law firm remains fully operational and the staff is working hard on client’s behalf (safely and remotely). Attorneys will still be seeing clients either safely in office or via video conferencing.
About Zarzaur Law, P.A.
Joe Zarzaur is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney whose firm is dedicated to promoting community safety since 2007. OUR AREAS OF PRACTICE: Serious Personal Injury, Product Defect, Auto Accidents, Cycling Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Boat and Jet Ski Accidents, Slip and Fall Injuries, and more. Licensed in Alabama and Florida.