COVID-19

State reports 45 new outbreaks at K-12 schools and colleges

New data reported Monday shows two new outbreaks in Kalamazoo County.

The state’s most recent report of school outbreaks shows 127 new or ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks at Michigan’s K-12 schools and 28 outbreaks on college and university campuses.

There are two new outbreaks in Kalamazoo County. Two staff members at Comstock Elementary have contracted the coronavirus. Six staff and students have tested positive at Heritage Christian Academy, a private school in Oshtemo.

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Kalamazoo County also has two ongoing outbreaks: At Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. K College, which is holding classes remotely, has had 23 staff and students sickened. WMU is holding classes online and in person and has had 804 infections so far, according to data from the state.

In total, 6,096 people have been infected in school-related outbreaks. It’s an increase from last week when 4,891 people had tested positive for the coronavirus in Michigan schools.

The vast majority of those infections have come from the state’s colleges and universities – 5,409.

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