Coronavirus: Clark, Champaign County school districts report over 25 cases this week

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

Seven Clark County and three Champaign County school districts reported new cases of COVID-19 this week, according to the Ohio Department of Health’s COVID-19 school district dashboard.

In total, 26 students and staff cases were reported between the two counties, which is a decrease from last week’s 37 cases on Oct. 30.

Clark-Shawnee Local School District, Global Impact STEM Academy, Greenon Local School District, Northeastern Local School District, Northwestern Local School District, Springfield City School District, Tecumseh Local School District, Graham Local School District, Urbana City School District and West Libtery-Salem Local School District all reported new cases.

ExploreCoronavirus: Clark, Champaign County school districts report nearly 40 cases this week

Clark-Shawnee reported one student case; GISA reported one student case; Greenon reported three student cases; Northeastern reported one student and one staff case; Northwestern reported one student case; Springfield reported two student and eight staff cases; Tecumseh reported two student and two staff cases; Graham reported one student case; Urbana reported two staff cases and West Liberty-Salem reported one new student case.

Cases reported on the dashboard lag one week, meaning cases reported on Thursday were from the week of Oct. 27-Nov. 2.

The dashboard is the result of an ODH order requiring schools to report cases to their health department within 24 hours of learning of them. Gov. Mike DeWine unveiled the dashboard on Sept. 17.

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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 two categories: new and cumulative. The board is updated each Thursday.

Clark County had a total of 3,193 cases and 57 total deaths of the coronavirus as of Thursday, according to ODH. Champaign County had a total of 527 cases and 4 total deaths.

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