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Richland Schools COVID Numbers Quadruple In One Week

10 Dec , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

A week ago, we commented on numbers showing a continued decline in COVID-19 cases in Richland County school districts and buildings.

In numbers released by the Ohio Department of Health on that Thursday, December 2, it was reported that local districts had reported a total of 59 cases. Those cases included 44 students and 15 staff members. Those numbers, while high, represented the continuation of a period of apparent decline in virus among the County’s young people. They were reported from nine different locations.

On Thursday of this week, the numbers told a vastly different story – namely, over a four-fold increase in the space of seven days.

The number of locations reporting active COVID cases jumped to 15. There were a total of 206 students and 35 staff members infected, which brought the current local total to 251:

  • Clear Fork – 15 students, 5 staff
  • Cypress High School – 2 students
  • Foundation Academy – 6 students
  • Lexington – 27 students, 2 staff
  • Lucas – 17 students, 6 staff
  • Madison – 33 students, 6 staff
  • Mansfield Christian – 2 students
  • Mansfield City – 28 students, 4 staff
  • Ontario – 24 students, 2 staff
  • Pioneer – 17 students, 3 staff
  • Plymouth-Shiloh – 12 students, 4 staff
  • Shelby – 22 students, 3 staff
  • St. Peter Preschool – 1 student
  • St. Peter – 2 students
  • Richland School of Academic Arts – 2 students

It is necessary to go back to September 9 to see comparable high numbers. In that report, 279 students and staff were included in the state numbers.

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

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