According to Alameda County Health Department’s COVID-19 dashboard, COVID case counts in Piedmont edged up by three in the last week, from 836 to 839. (The county often adjusts numbers up or down as they reconcile their data every week, so that number may change. Also, the wide use of at-home testing may skew the actual case numbers if infected individuals opt not to take PCR tests recorded by the county.)
In a San Francisco Chronicle article on Tuesday, Bay Area health officials said the BA.2 omicron coronavirus subvariant is quickly moving toward dominance in the region, raising concerns that the downward trend in COVID-19 cases may reverse, but they also acknowledged that it’s difficult to predict what might happen in the coming weeks. Read the full SF Chronicle article HERE.
PUSD reported only one student case last week after a small outbreak among first graders the week before: