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COVID-19 rapid testing at BART Plaza shows higher positivity rates among both Latinx and non-Latinx testers

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COVID-19 rapid testing at BART Plaza shows higher positivity rates among both Latinx and non-Latinx testers

This story is part of a larger joint project led by Annika Hom and Lydia Chavez, participants in the 2020 Data Fellowship whose reporting has focused on whether resources are ending up in the hands of those most affected in San Francisco. 

Other stories in this project include:

Covid-19: San Francisco’s Latinxs are infected at higher rates than Latinxs in harder-hit cities

Alameda County zip codes with highest COVID-19 case rates struggle to have matching testing

Early 24th St. rapid test results show 9 percent positivity, 10 percent for Latinx

People in line waiting for the Binax test.
People in line waiting for the Binax test.
Photo by Lydia Chávez
Mission Local
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

While citywide positivity rates are just under 5 percent, the Latinx positivity rate at the 24th Street BART Plaza after seven days of testing is 11 percent, while the non-white positivity rate is 6 percent.

The high numbers indicate a continuing surge, researchers said.

So far, the research and testing campaign led by UCSF and the Latino Task Force has tested 4,553 residents and found 445 residents tested positive. Some 73 percent of those tested identified as Latinx.

We will be updating these numbers daily. The campaign is testing every day of the week, except Thursdays and Saturdays, starting at 9 a.m. The testing will run until Jan. 29.

 

24thStreet BART Binax Testing - Google Drive

[This article was originally published by Mission Local.]

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