2 Wayne County Schools Report New Coronavirus Outbreaks

Joey Oliver

WAYNE COUNTY, MI — Two Wayne County schools were included on a list of new outbreaks of the coronavirus at Michigan schools, the state of Michigan reported Monday.

Holy Redemer Grade School in Detroit reported 11 new cases of the coronavirus, according to the state. Lutheran Westland High School in Westland saw four new cases of the virus reported, the state said.

In all, there were 24 new outbreaks of the coronavirus reported at schools across Michigan on Monday.

In addition to the new outbreaks, there are seven ongoing outbreaks at Wayne County schools, according to the state.

Chapman Elementary School in Rockwood reported Sept. 28 that three students had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Three students at Shumate Middle School had tested positive for the coronavirus, the state reported Sept. 28.

The state reported Sept. 21 that two staff members at Salina Intermediate School tested positive for the coronavirus.

Two students at University Liggett School had tested positive for the coronavirus, the state said Sept. 28.

Carlson High School reported two students had tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the state's Sept. 28 report.

A combination of six staff and students tested positive for the coronavirus at Divine Child High School in Dearborn, according to a Sept. 21 report by the state.

The state reported Sept. 14 that 14 students at Madonna University in Livonia had tested positive for the virus.

According to the state, there are currently 63 ongoing outbreaks of the coronavirus at Michigan schools.

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It's important to note that a coronavirus outbreak is different than a case. A COVID-19 outbreak is defined as two or more cases with a link by place and time indicating a shared exposure outside of a household.

The information provided by the state on Monday includes K-12, college and university school name, address, number of cases and if the cases involved staff, students or both. Students or staff exposed to COVID-19 outside the school building and are not thought to have spread the virus in the school due to quarantine or self-isolation are not included in the data.

Many factors, including the lack of ability to conduct effective contact tracing in certain settings, may result in underreporting of outbreaks, MDHHS said. This information does not provide a complete picture of school outbreaks in Michigan and the absence of identified outbreaks in a school does not mean it is not experiencing an outbreak.

Here are the new coronavirus outbreaks reported by the state Monday:

County

School

City

Grades

Cases

Wayne

Holy Redemer Grade School

Detroit

Pre-school - elementary

11

Oceana

Walkerville Public Schools

Walkerville

Pre-school - elementary

4

Kalamazoo

Galesburg Augusta Primary School

Galesburg

Pre-school - elementary

5

Marquette

Lakeview Elementary

Negaunee

Pre-school - elementary

2

Ottawa

Park Elementary

Hudsonville

Pre-school - elementary

7

Saginaw

List Elementary

Frankenmuth

Pre-school - elementary

5

Saginaw

Saginaw Preparatory Academy

Saginaw

Pre-school - elementary

2

Newaygo

Grant Public Schools

Grant

Junior high/middle school

8

Ottawa

Heritage Christian School

Hudsonville

Junior high/middle school

7

Newaygo

Newaygo Public Schools

Newaygo

High school

6

Genesee

Grand Blanc Building and Grounds

Grand Blanc

High school

4

Genesee

Grand Blanc High School West Campus

Grand Blanc

High school

3

Jackson

Northwest High School

Jackson

High school

2

Kent

Rockford High School

Rockford

High school

4

Lapeer

Almont High School

Almont

High school

3

Lenawee

Tecumseh High School

Tecumseh

High school

4

Montcalm

Montcalm Area ISD

Stanton

High school

4

Wayne

Lutheran Westland High School

Westland

High school

4

Genesee

Mott Community College

Flint

College - undergraduate

3

Kent

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids

College - undergraduate

2

Saginaw

Saginaw Valley State University

University Center

College - undergraduate

20

Houghton

Michigan Technological University

Houghton

College - undergraduate

2

Houghton

Finlandia University

Hancock

College - undergraduate

10

Kent

Cornerstone University

Grand Rapids

College - graduate

2



This article originally appeared on the Detroit Patch