BOSTON (CBS) – There have been 482 new COVID-19 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 276 cases among students and 206 among staff members in schools between November 19 and 25.READ MORE: Mask Mandate In Massachusetts Schools Extended Into Jan. 2022
Schools are not required to report positive cases to the state.
Since September 24th, when the weekly release of data started, 1,608 students and 1,033 staff have tested positive.READ MORE: Patrick Chung, Former Patriots Safety, Charged With Assaulting Woman
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.MORE NEWS: Woman Hit, Killed By School Bus In Mattapan
For the district breakdown on coronavirus cases, visit the DESE website.