LA school district study finds 50% of transmissions
occur from asymptomatic persons
The Los Angeles Unified School District launched an ambitious program in August 2020 to test more than 700,000 students and staff for SARS-CoV-2. The district is paying a private contractor to provide next-day, early-morning results for as many as 40,000 tests daily and as of October 4, 2020, a total of 34,833 people had been tested at 42 sites.
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Los Angeles Unified School District is providing next-day, early-morning results for as many as 40,000 tests daily
Source: Rafiei, Y. & Mello, M. "The Missing Piece — SARS-CoV-2 Testing and School Reopening." December 3, 2020. N Engl J Med 2020; 383:e126. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp2028209 https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2028209
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