“It’s just so contagious.”
The alarming rise in cases at Northwoods and the ECEC are not outliers either.
Angus Valley Elementary School rose from five to 22, a 440% increase; Pratt Elementary School saw the number of cases increase by 350%, from two to seven; and infections rose 300% at Garfield STEAM Academy, from three cases to nine.
The two largest school sites reported some of the smaller increases in infections.
Clyde Boyd Middle School and the Sixth Grade Center went from 21 cases the previous week to 47, a 224% increase, and Charles Page High School and the Freshman Academy saw a 170% increase in cases, from 23 to 39.
Limestone Technology Academy, the smallest of the district’s five primary schools, saw the number of infections rise by one – from five to six, a 120% increase.
In a rare point of good news, the infections were static at one on Page Academy and zero on the Virtual Academy.
In terms of positivity rate – the number of people at a given school site who tested positive for COVID-19 – Northwoods once again led the way, at 5.6%, followed by Angus Valley at 4.8%, Clyde Boyd Middle School and sixth form Center at 4.1% and the Early Childhood Education Center at 3.9%.