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School COVID cases rise again; Dayton-metro increase lower than statewide

Schools in the Dayton area reported 125 new COVID-19 cases last week (54 students and 71 staff). That’s another single-week record locally, but the increase over the previous week’s total was only 7%.

Reporting the highest number of new cases the week of Oct. 19-25 included Northmont with 11 (3 students, 8 staff), Xenia with 10 (3 students, 7 staff) and Tipp City with 6 (3 students, 3 staff). The highest number of total cases reported since Sept. 7 are Fairborn (43), Springboro (36), Troy (29), Piqua (20), Miamisburg (20) and Beavercreek (18).

Schools just outside the Dayton area reported numerous new cases last week — Mason with 18, Lakota with 16, Little Miami with 13, and Springfield Northeastern with 19.