Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Residents of a Large Homeless Shelter in Boston

JAMA. 2020 Jun 2;323(21):2191-2192. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.6887.

Abstract

This study characterizes the prevalence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection detected on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) screening of a large homeless shelter population in Boston prompted by an outbreak of COVID-19 cases among shelter residents.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Distribution
  • Betacoronavirus*
  • Boston / epidemiology
  • COVID-19
  • Contact Tracing / statistics & numerical data
  • Continental Population Groups / statistics & numerical data
  • Coronavirus Infections / diagnosis
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Female
  • Homeless Persons / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / diagnosis
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology*
  • Prevalence
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Sex Distribution
  • Symptom Assessment / statistics & numerical data
  • Young Adult