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Ohio school COVID-19 cases remain level, stay under 4,000 for third straight week

Ben Orner, WCMH |

The Ohio Department of Health on Thursday reported 3,356 new cases of COVID-19 among students and staff at Ohio’s K-12 schools, bringing the total this school year to 55,264. Thursday’s data reflects the week ending last Sunday, Jan. 31, and cases include those contracted inside and outside school.

This week’s increase is 543 cases (14%) lower than last week’s increase, continuing a level trend since the peak weekly increase of 6,535 on Jan. 14.

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)
  • Nov. 19: 14,593 (+4,717)
  • Nov. 26: 19,302 (+4,709)
  • Dec. 3: 23,052 (+3,750)
  • Dec. 10: 28,218 (+5,166)
  • Dec. 17: 33,499 (+5,281)
  • Dec. 24: 36,547 (+3,048)
  • Dec. 31: Data largely discrepant, likely due to lack of reporting over holidays
  • Jan. 7: 37,681 (+1,134 over two weeks)
  • Jan. 14: 44,216 (+6,535)
  • Jan. 21: 48,009 (+3,793)
  • Jan. 28: 51,908 (+3,899)
  • Feb. 4: 55,264 (+3,356)
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