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5 Wayne County schools report COVID outbreaks, March 7 report from Michigan finds


Michigan health officials identified seven new COVID-19 outbreaks associated with K-12 schools last week, all located in Wayne County.

A total of 36 students and staff have been infected between the seven outbreaks, according to the Weekly Outbreak Report released Monday, March 7, by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Another 22 new outbreaks were linked to long-term care facilities.

Additionally, the state noted 535 ongoing outbreaks Monday, in which at least one new case was reported in the past two weeks. The total number of known active households (564) is down 32.2% from a week ago, when there were 832.

Among the school outbreaks, the largest involved 18 students and staff at Edison Elementary in Detroit. The rest of the school outbreaks were reported in Detroit, Canton Township and Plymouth.

A COVID outbreak is defined by the state health department as three or more cases with a link by location and time indicating shared exposure outside of a household.

Below is an online database that allows readers to search for outbreak data by school name or by city or county. The number of people infected is a cumulative total since the initial outbreak. (Note: Washtenaw County only reports running totals for the last 28 days.)

Don’t see the database above? Click here.

Below is an interactive map showing the new and ongoing outbreaks listed in Monday’s report. You can hover your cursor over a point to see the underlying data.

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The state’s weekly outbreak reports no longer include data on manufacturing and construction sites, retail, bars and restaurants, universities and colleges, social gatherings, offices, camps. migrants, indoor and outdoor community events, personal services and religious services.

Monday’s report did not include any new outbreaks identified in child care programs, jails, jails, detention centers, shelters or health care facilities.

Outbreak data for K-12 schools includes only cases of people or staff becoming infected at school or during school-related activities. Those who caught the virus outside of school are not included.

For more statewide data, visit MLive’s coronavirus data page, here.

If you have any questions about COVID-19 that you would like answered, please submit them to [email protected] to consider for future MLive reports.

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