1. Any CDC, local health department, CCAOM or other agency updates?
US 7,213,419 confirmed cases 45,342 new cases in 24 hours 206,402 deaths 1.030 deaths in 24 hours
TX 752,501 confirmed cases 3,234 new cases within 24 hours 15,823 deaths 112 new deaths within 24 hours
Travis county 29,514 confirmed cases 421 deaths
-The big news this morning; both the President and First Lady have tested positive for COVID-19.
- Other big news out of a significant study conducted in India. In the largest study ever of transmission patterns for COVID-19, researchers in India tested more than a half-million contacts of 85,000 cases to examine how and to whom the coronavirus is spreading.
The first interesting finding: Children are spreading the virus amongst themselves and also to adults. Second: The greatest risk for infection among the people studied in the two southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh is a long bus or train ride.
The attack rate — or the risk of transmission from a primary case to someone else — was 80% for passengers sitting next to an infected person on a bus or train for more than 6 hours without a mask. By comparison, there was only a 9% chance of an infected person giving the virus to another member of their household. The chances of a person passing on the virus in a hospital or clinic was 1.2% and the attack rate was just 2.6% for interactions in the general community.
In fact most people — 71%, according to this study — appear to have never passed the virus on to anyone. Given that the outbreak continues to grow, this means there are a small minority of patients responsible for the vast majority of spread.
Here is the link for more on this topic: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/10/01/919237103/kids-and-superspreaders-are- driving-covid-19-cases-in-india-huge-study-finds
2.Updates on any action items:
Students are reporting that at South location questions are not consistently being asked as they should during screening. Screeners will be reminded that they must always ask the screening questions.
3. Communication for our AOMA community? Any new issues?
4. Good news, positive experiences in last 24 hours
- We trialed some small cleanable and foldable desks in the Clinics for students to do charting and the response was most positive. Additional desks have been ordered and will arrive around Oct. 10.
National Body Language Day – First Friday in October
-This evening at 7pm AOMA and Dell Medical School students will get together via Zoom, we are excited about this opportunity to bring the two school’s students together. We hope to continue to develop this relationship.