State reports 28 COVID outbreaks at Michigan schools

The data also shows huge outbreaks at 20 colleges and universities.

State health officials on Monday reported 28 new and ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks among Michigan’s preschools and K-12 schools. Outbreak data is reported every Monday on the state’s school outbreak dashboard, though the data is several days old by the time it’s reported.

Officials are also reporting 20 outbreaks among the state’s colleges and universities, though the numbers are dramatically higher than at the primary and secondary education level.

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The COVID-19 outbreaks have so far infected 2,348 students and staff. Just 121 people have contracted the virus at Michigan’s preschools, elementary, middle, and high schools. The remaining 2,227 infections listed in the outbreak report have occurred at colleges and universities.

Just three outbreaks have affected the region including Kalamazoo County. An ongoing outbreak Thornapple Kellogg Middle School in Middleville has infected four students.

Meanwhile, Western Michigan University is host to two outbreaks. An outbreak among student athletes has infected 18 students and prompted the university to halt all sports programs. Another 11 students have been sickened among the school’s fraternity and sorority housing.

You can read more at Bridge Michigan.

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