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State reports more than 2,000 COVID-19 cases in Texas public schools for week

COVID-19 case numbers within Texas public schools via the Texas Department of Health and Human...
COVID-19 case numbers within Texas public schools via the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.(Texas Department of Health and Human Services)
Updated: May. 14, 2021 at 3:42 PM CDT
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AUSTIN, Texas (KLTV/KTRE) - The Texas Department of State Health Services reported more than 2,000 cases of COVID-19 on public school campuses in last week’s reports.

The report states 1,787 students tested positive, while 350 staff tested positive for the week ending May 9, for a total of 2,137.

The number is down by 546 from the previous week’s report when 2,293 students tested positive, while 390 staff tested positive, the week ending May 2.

For the school year there have been 143,979 student cases and 72,282 staff cases. The report does not list active or recovered cases.

The following school districts reported the following numbers for the week:

Longview ISD: No new cases reported.

Lufkin ISD: No new cases reported.

Nacogdoches ISD: No new cases reported.

Tyler ISD: No new cases reported.

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