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Nearly 12,000 COVID-19 cases reported in Indiana schools

Posted at 12:07 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 12:07:22-05

INDIANAPOLIS — More than 12,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported at Indiana schools since classes resumed for the fall semester.

New numbers released on the Indiana State Department of Health's dashboard Monday showed an additional 2,311 student tests came back positive for COVID-19 across the state over the past week, pushing the total number of student positive tests to over 8,217

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An additional 453 teachers and 549 school staff members have also tested positive over the past week. Making the total number of faculty and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 at Indiana schools over 3,500.

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Those numbers assume that the nearly 400 schools that have not reported their data to ISDH have not had any COVID-19 cases among students or staff.

So far, 288 schools across the state have reported no cases of COVID-19 while over 1,680 have reported at least one case among their student or staff population.

The Indiana State Department of Health updates their school COVID-19 tracker every Monday at noon on their ISDH Coronavirus web page.