26 COVID-19 Cases Linked to Unvaccinated Marin County Elementary School Teacher: CDC – NBC Bay Area

A COVID-19 break out at a Marin County primary school is a case study in how highly infectious the delta variation is.

The infection rate in the classs first 2 rows, nearby the instructor, was 80%– 8 of 10 students.

” Its safe to say the index case was an unvaccinated individual who was qualified to be immunized,” said Dr. Matt Willis, the countys public health officer, to the Mercury News. “All the cases are unvaccinated individuals. That consists of individuals who were eligible to be immunized but were unvaccinated and individuals who were not qualified to be vaccinated, by virtue of age.”.

NBC Bay Areas Jessica Aguirre spoke to Tracy Lam-Hine of the Marin County Health Department, and lead author of the CDC research study on Marin County primary school instructors COVID-19 outbreak.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported an unvaccinated teacher felt ill in May and presumed they had allergic reactions. School policy needed them to be masked, however the teacher eliminated their mask to check out aloud and within days, half of the 24 students checked positive.

Class design reveals trainees COVID-19 test results by seating chart. (Aug. 27, 2021).

The ill students then infected siblings and moms and dads, for a total of 26 people, originating from a single case.

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