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Ohio reports 1,627 new weekly K-12 student coronavirus cases, as numbers continue to surge statewide

Cleveland.com and WCMH |

The weekly increase in Ohio’s K-12 case numbers climbed again, to 1,627 new student cases and 1,096 new staff cases, as numbers continue to surge around the state.

The increase spans from Monday, Nov. 2 to Sunday, Nov. 8. With this week’s reported cases, totals since the state mandated reporting beginning on Sept. 7 rose to 6,030 student cases and 3,486 total staff cases. Totals could be slightly skewed because some schools could choose to include cases from before Sept. 7.

Each of the nine weeks ODH has reported these figures has been a record increase. The cumulative total now stands at 9,876. Just two weeks ago, it was barely 5,000.

Cumulative COVID-19 cases reported by Ohio schools:

  • Sept. 17: 319
  • Sept. 24: 739 (+420)
  • Oct. 1: 1,274 (+535)
  • Oct. 8: 1,870 (+596)
  • Oct. 15: 2,739 (+869)
  • Oct. 22: 3,826 (+1,087)
  • Oct. 29: 5,058 (+1,232)
  • Nov. 5: 7,068 (+2,010)
  • Nov. 12: 9,876 (+2,808)

Ohio COVID-19 Dashboard for Schools

The data is meant to provide information for families to make decisions for their students. Gov. Mike DeWine continues to say when he talks to local superintendents and health officials, they do not believe much transmission occurs in the classroom. DeWine noted this finding seems to reinforce that masks help stem the spread of the coronavirus well, as students are together in an indoor space for multiple hours.

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