Schools see increasing number of outbreaks

Kansas schools are seeing more COVID outbreaks and school-aged children are getting infected more than any other age group, accordion to KDHE data.


State News

September 17, 2021 - 4:16 PM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas schools are seeing a growing number of COVID-19 outbreaks, and school-aged children are getting infected more frequently than any other age group.

The state Department of Health and Environment’s latest data, reported Wednesday, showed 63 active COVID-19 clusters in schools across the state, responsible for 408 cases and one hospitalization. That’s up from 31 active clusters accounting for 179 cases last week, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported. Also, 34 of this week’s reported clusters are new.

“When I compare this time to a year ago, I can tell you that we’re seeing already a tremendous amount of more cases in schools,” said Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson said this week during a meeting on COVID-19 in schools.

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