8 people infected in 3 new coronavirus outbreaks in K-12 schools, according to Michigan’s June 21 School Outbreaks report


A sign of the end of the pandemic as well as the end of the 2020-21 school year, only eight students and staff from three K-12 school districts have been infected with the coronavirus in new related outbreaks. at school, according to data released Monday, June 21 by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The data was collected on Thursday, June 17 and includes preschools and daycares in these buildings

Last week, the state reported five infections in new outbreaks in two K-12 school buildings.

New outbreaks involve three staff at Carver STEM Academy in Detroit; three students from Beacon Tree Elementary School and two students from Malow Junior High School, both of whom are part of Utica Community Schools in Macomb County.

A cumulative total of 2,063 people have been sick in ongoing epidemics, according to the June 21 report. Ongoing outbreaks include clusters that were identified earlier but have had at least one additional case in the past 28 days.

As of last week, there was a cumulative total of 2,721 cases in the ongoing outbreaks.

Most of these ongoing outbreaks involve college communities, and most of these outbreaks have occurred outside of classrooms. A total of 1,352 infections linked to ongoing epidemics have occurred in and around seven university communities. This compares to the 1,701 cases across seven campuses reported last week.

Among K-12 schools, 711 staff and students were infected during ongoing epidemics in 47 groups of schools serving K-12. Last week there were 1,020 infections in 75 clusters.

The last list includes buildings with at least one case in the last 28 days.

Biggest ongoing outbreaks in K-12 schools: 67 at Lapeer High School; 63 at Croswell High School in Sanilac County; 56 at Imlay City High School in Lapeer County; 48 at East Grand Rapids High School and 41 at Bay City Central High School.

Outbreak data for K-12 schools includes only cases in which the student or staff were infected at school or during a school-related function. Those who caught the virus outside of school are not included.

A COVID-19 outbreak is defined as two or more cases with a location and time link indicating shared exposure outside of a household.

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

Below is an interactive map showing the new and ongoing outbreaks listed in the Monday June 14 report. It shows the outbreaks reported as of Thursday, June 17. You can hover your cursor over a point to see the underlying data.

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