Coronavirus: Weekly cases drop by nearly 100 in Clark, Champaign schools

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

New coronavirus cases continue to remain steady in Clark and Champaign counties’ school districts, officials said.

Eleven 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, 350 student and staff cases were reported Thursday for the week of Jan. 17-23. In comparison, 443 cases were reported among local school districts the previous week.

There were 256 cases reported in Clark County and 94 cases reported in Champaign County schools.

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

Catholic Central: 21 students, 2 staff

Clark-Shawnee: 4 students

Cliff Park High School: 1 student

Emmanuel Christian Academy: 1 student

Graham: 22 students, 2 staff

Greenon: 3 students, 1 staff

Mechanicsburg: 8 students, 3 staff

Northeastern: 9 students

Southeastern: 5 students, 1 staff

Springfield Christian: 1 student

Springfield: 144 students, 35 staff

Springfield-Clark County: 2 students, 1 staff

Tecumseh: 22 students, 3 staff

Triad: 16 students, 2 staff

Urbana: 26 students, 15 staff

Cases reported on the school dashboard lag one week, meaning those reported Thursday were from Jan. 17-23.

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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