Coronavirus: Cases jump to nearly 200 in Clark, Champaign schools

Coronavirus cases have jumped to nearly 200 in Clark and Champaign County schools. Here, Kristen Earley gets a COVID vaccine shot ready at the Clark County Combined Health District's vaccine center earlier this year. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

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Coronavirus cases have jumped to nearly 200 in Clark and Champaign County schools. Here, Kristen Earley gets a COVID vaccine shot ready at the Clark County Combined Health District's vaccine center earlier this year. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Clark and Champaign counties’ school districts, officials said.

Eight Clark County and four Champaign County school districts reported new cases of COVID-19 last week, according to the Ohio Department of Health’s school district dashboard’s latest update.

In total, 192 student and staff cases were reported Thursday for the week of Dec. 13-20. In comparison, 150 cases were reported among school districts the previous week.

There were 152 cases reported in Clark County and 40 cases reported in Champaign County schools.

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The schools and districts that reported student and staff cases are:

Clark-Shawnee: 19 students, 3 staff

Global Impact STEM Academy: 7 students

Greenon: 7 students

Madison-Champaign ESC: 1 student, 10 staff

Mechanicsburg: 4 students

Northeastern: 31 students, 2 staff

Southeastern: 18 students

Springfield: 47 students, 6 staff

Springfield-Clark County: 5 students, 1 staff

Tecumseh: 6 students

Triad: 1 student, 1 staff

Urbana: 22 students, 1 staff

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Cases reported on the school dashboard lag one week, meaning those reported Thursday were from Dec. 13-20.

The dashboard tracks cases of COVID-19 in all public and private K-12 schools across the state. Data displayed on the board includes all student and staff cases broken into new and cumulative categories. The board is updated Thursdays.

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