BOSTON (CBS) – There have been 938 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. That’s eight more cases than the previous week.
Districts reported 541 cases among students and 397 among staff members in schools between January 14 and January 20.READ MORE: Same fan catches two home run balls during Astros' 5-homer inning against Red Sox at Fenway Park
Schools are not required to report positive cases to the state.
Since September 24th, when the weekly release of data started, 4,772 students and 3,576 staff have tested positive.READ MORE: "It's been relentless": UMass Memorial workers once again under pressure from latest COVID wave
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: What's next for Al Horford?
For the district breakdown on coronavirus cases, visit the DESE website.