INDIANAPOLIS — More than 20,000 students and staff at Indiana schools have tested positive for COVID-19 since the school year began.
In recent weeks, dozens of schools across the state have reverted back to virtual learning, meaning they are no longer required to report COVID-19 cases to the state health department. New cases are reported by the individual schools that are still offering at least some form of in-person learning in classrooms.
New numbers released on the Indiana State Department of Health's dashboard Monday showed an additional 2,345 students tested positive for COVID-19 across the state over the past week, pushing the total number of student positive tests reported to 14,011. Those numbers were reported as of December 4 and do not include students who may have tested positive over the past three days.
An additional 512 teachers and 642 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 to more than 6,500.
Those numbers assume that the nearly 350 schools that have not reported their data to ISDH have not had any COVID-19 cases among students or staff.
So far, 198 schools across the state have reported no cases of COVID-19 while over 1825 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.