COVID-19 Data Tracking
Now that we have begun the 2020-21 school year in an online environment, we thank you for all you have done to make this experience as positive as possible for our students and teachers. We want our children back to in-person learning in our schools in a five-day school week with in-person instruction. Improving community health indicators shown in the charts below provides the greatest likelihood we will be able to achieve that goal in the very near future.
Therefore, on a regular basis, we have been in collaboration with other St. Louis area superintendents, EducationPlus, medical professionals, healthcare professionals, and recently, the district’s newly formed Medical Task Force.
We’ve heard you, and as a result, we have published this COVID-19 data dashboard to provide parents, staff, and our community with charts so that all may track and trend our progress as a community. We also want you to be aware that we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 data for our region, which includes: test positivity rates, seven-day averages of new cases and transmission rates.
St. Louis County COVID-19 Metrics at a Glance
Please know that the data reflected is information provided by the St. Louis County Public Health Department, and compiled by EducationPlus; this information is subject to change as updates are made available from these community organizations.
Test Positivity Rate
The percent positive is exactly what it sounds like, the percentage of all coronavirus tests performed that are positive.
Seven-Day Average of New Daily Case Rates
A seven-day moving average of new daily cases per 100,000 is used to account for fluctuations that may occur in the data (such as fewer cases being reported on weekends). The intent is to give a more representative view of the ongoing COVID-19 new case rate.
The COVID-19 transmission rate in St. Louis County. Healthcare professionals target a transmission rate below 1.00, which signifies a reduction in the spread of the virus. We will continue to review the data in the days and weeks to come; hopefully, the trend will continue to decline.
We are also monitoring new cases and positivity rates by school age groups in St. Louis County. This information is updated every 14 days.