Florida report reveals COVID-19 infections in schools reopened

According to the report, only 4,689 cases of COVID-19 were detected in the more than two million students who currently attend primary and secondary schools, type K-12, which means two infected students for every 500 who attend school.

In Miami-Dade and Broward, the number of students exceeds 615,000 and they are not included in these calculations because the schools have not yet reopened.

However, the report mentions 53 cases of COVID-19 among Miami-Dade students who have not yet returned to the classroom.

On the other hand, the report mentions 127 positive cases linked to postsecondary schools and the University of Miami.

In Broward County, 88 cases of COVID-19 linked to elementary and middle school students are reported.

On the other hand, Monroe County, where the Keys are located, reopened its schools on September 15 and report five infections as of September 26.

Days before the report was released, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis told a group of journalists that he did not know if the state had a report to publish on student-to-student infections.

Days earlier, in mid-September, the governor hinted that the report would be delayed because Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran and Health Commissioner Scott Rivkees were working to present a “digestible format.”

On Tuesday, the governor announced the preparation of the report, saying: “I want it to be published because do you know why? it’s a good story to tell ”.


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