Pre-K-12 COVID numbers rise slightly after October improvement
Rapid response to new COVID-19 vaccine eligibility shown in more than 18,000 grade school children who received their shots
November 12, 2021
COVID-19 cases linked to pre-K-12 schools appear to have peaked in Minnesota, though recent preliminary data suggest they could be rising again amid a lingering pandemic wave.
More than 3,000 students had coronavirus infections while in their school buildings in the week ending Oct. 2, but the weekly count of school-linked cases dropped to a preliminary total of 751 in the last week of October. They have since increased, though, to a preliminary total of 996 in the first week in November.
State health officials said all of these numbers remain elevated and urged parents to take advantage of COVID-19 vaccine incentives for their teenagers and the new opportunity to provide shots to children 5-11.