This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S. Virus particles are shown emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. The spikes on the outer edge of the virus particles give coronaviruses their name, crown-like. Image captured and colorized at NIAID’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, Montana. Credit: NIAID

Covid-19 infections reported through the Petersburg Medical Center have decreased this week to 15, according to the local dashboard, which was updated Friday morning.

Ten of those cases are at the schools. The school district last updated their cases Wednesday afternoon, which showed seven positives at the elementary school, one at the middle school and two in the high school.

PMC has reported 16 new cases in town within the last week.

These numbers do not include positives from take-home antigen tests. Those at-home results are not reported in the active case count unless they are also confirmed by a PCR test at the hospital.

People who test positive with home kits are encouraged to follow up with their health care provider, notify their employer, and stay home.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the majority of transmission happens 1-2 days prior to the onset of symptoms and 2-3 days after.

COVID-19 vaccinations decrease the risk of severe disease, hospitalization and death.