More than 80 ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks reported in K-12 schools

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At least 126 public schools and 29 colleges and universities are reporting on Monday new or ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) data.

The 44 K-12 schools that have new outbreaks include:

Schoolcraft College in Livonia has three cases and is the only college or university to report a new outbreak.

More than 80 K-12 schools have ongoing outbreaks:

Twenty-eight colleges and universities reported ongoing outbreaks:

The University of Michigan has the most COVID-19 cases out of all universities in the state with 2,047 cases since March 8.

U of M reports 137 new cases connected to the university in the last week. Fifteen of the 16 university residence halls now have at least one confirmed case.

Nearly 60,000 tests have been administered since early March.

Michigan State University reports 1,785 total cases since July 27, according to data from the Ingham County Health Department since July 27.

An additional 22 cases were reported the week of Oct. 26, the latest available data.

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COVID-19 cases continue to climb statewide

DHHS also reported Monday that 184,889 total Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 7,357 have died from the virus, which is an additional 6,709 cases and 17 deaths since Saturday.

In September, the state stopped releasing case, death and testing numbers on Sundays, citing staff shortages and variance in data.

DHHS reports that an additional 19,437 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 359 probable deaths. Combining the state’s confirmed positive cases with probable cases brings the total up to 204,326 statewide cases and confirmed deaths with probable deaths brings the total up to 7,716 deaths. The department began tracking probable cases and deaths on April 5. 

COVID ACT Now, a national nonprofit tracking COVID-19 outbreaks, reported Monday that Michigan is either actively experiencing an outbreak or is at extreme risk, averaging at 31.4 new cases per 100,000 people. 

The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate has dropped again slightly to 4.0%.

The first two cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state on March 10. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency that day.

Johns Hopkins University reports that there are more than 46.8 million confirmed cases worldwide and 1.2 million deaths. About one-quarter of those are in the United States, where more than 9.3 million confirmed cases and 231,263 deaths have been recorded.