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Indiana schools report a record 15,485 students tested positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 3:51 PM, Jan 17, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana schools set a new record for COVID-19 cases reported in a single week, according to new numbers released Monday by the Indiana Department of Health.

The most recent update includes 15,485 COVID-19 cases among students, 1,137 newly reported cases in teachers and 1,471 among other staff members.

Monday's student count was more than double the record set last week — 6,562 — when children returned to school from winter break.

The state updates its dashboard of COVID-19 statistics in schools each Monday.

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Since the beginning of the school year, 84,301 students, 5,367 teachers and 7,744 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

The state continues to experience a surge in COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant.

Last week, IDOH reported a pandemic-record 17,631 new positive cases on Thursday. A record 3,519 Hoosiers were hospitalized for COVID-19 on Friday.

Click here to see the state's schools dashboard.