BOSTON (CBS) – There have been more than 200 coronavirus cases among students and staff in Massachusetts schools in the last week, according to the latest data from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Districts reported 129 cases among students and 73 among staff members in schools between October 15-21.

Schools are not required to report positive cases to the state.

Since September 24th, when the weekly release of data started, 388 students and 233 staff have tested positive.

Read: ‘Schools Are Not Spreaders’ Of Coronavirus, Baker Says

The weekly report released every Thursday shows the number of positive cases for students who are in hybrid or in-person models. It does not include students in remote-only programs.

Overall, the state estimates there are about 450,000 students and 75,000 staff in Massachusetts public schools.

For the district breakdown on coronavirus cases, visit the DESE website.

Comments (2)
  1. Timelywriter says:

    Wait, “schools are not required to report positive tests to the state.” And yet, “Schools are not Spreaders of Coronavirus, Baker says.” How do we know this?

  2. CynicalGuy says:

    The phrase “we know that…” to a politician means “I made this up, but doesn’t it sound good?”

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