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Nearly 14,000 more Indiana students tested positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 2:51 PM, Jan 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-31 14:51:55-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana schools reported nearly 14,000 COVID-19 cases last week, according to numbers reported Monday by the Indiana Department of Health.

The most recent update includes 13,983 COVID-19 cases among students, 838 cases among teachers and 1,211 among other staff members. Some cases dated back several weeks.

Monday's student count represented a decrease of 2,354 since last week when IDOH said 16,337 children tested positive for the virus.

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

Since the beginning of the school year, 114,576 students, 7,424 teachers and 10,551 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.