Very Low COVID Infection Rate Among Dental Hygienists: Study – Consumer Health News

Alonzo Osche

THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Dental hygienists have a low rate of COVID-19, even though their jobs are considered high-risk, a new study says.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) declared hygienists at high risk for COVID-19, so researchers decided to investigate.

They analyzed survey data collected in October from nearly 4,800 dental hygienists in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Just 3.1% of hygienists said they had been diagnosed with COVID-19, and those who had had the illness weren’t clustered in any single region, according to findings in the February issue of the Journal of

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