Covid Tracker – November 24-26

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By Benjamin Gamson, Eli Weiss, and Molly Litvak

The Boiling Point is conducting a Covid-19 tracking project to watch how Covid cases are progressing not only at school but among friends, family and personal acquaintances of Shalhevet community members. The survey is not scientific, but every week when there is a Town Hall,  a new one is posted afterwards and community members including students, faculty and staff have until midnight the following night to respond.

The latest poll was posted (and linked on Schoology and in other school chats) Nov. 24- 26. There were 98 students and staff who responded. Results are below. 

While the earlier polls had shown two community members had contracted the coronavirus, in this week’s tracker, that number changed to three, though the number of people who responded dropped from 134 to 98.

Also rising was the percentage of students and staff who said they had been exposed to coronavirus. That percentage rose from 14.2% (19 people) as of Nov. 18 to 20.4% (20 people) as of Nov. 26. 

The percentage of students and staff who responded that someone in their own household had had Covid-19 also rose, from 6% (8 respondents) to 10.2% (10 respondents).

The percentage of community members who know someone who has contracted Covid-19 increased between these two polls from 74.6% (100 out of 134)  people to 78.6% (77 out of 98). 

The percentage of people who said they knew personally someone who had died from the illness increased from 16.4% (22 of 134) to 17.3% (17 of 98).  This compares with 40 students and staff who knew someone who had died when the Boiling Point Covid Tracker was initiated Oct. 13- 14. That poll had 143 respondents.