BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts schools reported a total of 930 COVID-19 cases, split between 523 students and 407 staff members, from Jan. 7 to 13.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education release a weekly coronavirus report every Thursday. Since starting the report at the start of October last year, there have been a combined total of 4,231 cases among students and 3,179 among staff.
The data only reflects those who have entered the school; excluding any students or faculty who opted for remote learning this semester.
According to the state, the districts reporting more than 10 cases include:
Boston (2 among students and 10 among staff), Braintree (13 among students and 7 among staff), Dracut (15 among students and 3 among staff), Duxbury (12 among students), Fairhaven (13 among students and 1 among staff), Fall River (10 among students and 17 among staff), Gloucester (7 among students and 5 among staff), Marlborough (12 among students), Milton (20 among students and 4 among staff), Natick (6 among students and 6 among staff), New Bedford (1 among students and 24 among staff), Plymouth (14 among students), Quincy (7 among students and 7 among staff), Walpole (12 among students and 1 among staff), Wellesley (10 among students and 1 among staff), Westwood (9 among students and 4 among staff), Winchester (8 among students and 4 among staff), Winthrop (14 among students and 4 among staff), and Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School District (11 among students).
Of the 289 school districts in Massachusetts, 127 of them reported one or more student cases and 135 districts reported one or more staff cases.
There have been an estimated 450,000 students and 75,000 staff members in the public school buildings since they reopened in the fall.
Governor Charlie Baker plans to make COVID-19 pool testing available to schools within the next month so the districts can safely bring more students back into the classroom.
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