School outbreaks rise 28% over past week

There were 27 new outbreaks at K-12 schools and colleges increasing Michigan's total to 120.

Outbreaks of COVID-19 continue to affect Michigan’s K-12 schools, colleges, and universities. According to weekly data reported Monday by the state there are 28% more outbreaks specifically in K-12 schools than there were a week ago.

Outbreak-related infections in K-12 schools rose from 346 last week to 445 this week. Plainwell Community Schools, which closed due to infections over the weekend, was not included in the weekly data report. Data is typically several days old by the time it’s reported on Mondays.

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Colleges and universities continue to be much harder hit than K-12 schools. There are 5,368 infections at 31 schools across the state.

There are outbreaks at 115 separate schools in 35 different counties.

No new outbreaks are afflicting Kalamazoo County, but three previous outbreaks are ongoing: At Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College, and Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools.

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