Construction outnumbers healthcare for highest COVID cases

By ConstructionDIVE | Pro Builder

Out of healthcare workers, first responders, and grocery store employees, construction workers have the highest positivity rates for asymptomatic cases, according to a new study. The study, administered by testing firm Curative, paired positive COVID-19 test results with a questionnaire asking about occupation, reports Construction Dive. One UCLA professor and co-author of the study says construction workers are more likely to continue working although experiencing symptoms because there is no paid sick leave offered. From pairing more than 730,000 test results to occupations, the study reported 5.7% of positive tests came from asymptomatic construction workers and 10.1% came from symptomatic ones.

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