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COVID outbreaks in MN schools are up 74% since last week

Nearly 1,000 buildings have reported at least one case to the state Department of Health


October 8, 2021

The number of schools listed by the Minnesota Department of Health as having coronavirus outbreaks jumped 74 percent over the past week and now stands at more than 400 buildings.

Altogether, 996 school buildings have reported infections, with 486 having just one case, according to the state Department of Health’s weekly report. The remaining 511 schools have multiple cases.

Each week, the Minnesota Department of Health lists every school building that’s had five or more infections in students and staff over a two-week period. Buildings are not removed from that list until they haven’t had a new case for 28 days.


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