Clinton Township School Reports New Coronavirus Outbreak: State

Joey Oliver

CLINTON TWP., MI — A Clinton Township school is among a list of schools where new outbreaks of the coronavirus have been reported, according to data released by the state of Michigan Monday.

Huron Academy Upper Elementary in Clinton Township reported that three people in the school had tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the state.

In all, the state reported that seven schools have new outbreaks of the virus.

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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 Name

Number of Cases

Genesee

Academy of Flint

2

Ionia

Saints Peter and Paul

6

Macomb

Huron Academy Upper Elementary

3

Oakland

Clarkston Highschool

2

Oakland

Wixom Elementary

4

Sanilac

Marlette Comm Schools

2

Wayne

Inter-City Baptist School

6


This article originally appeared on the Clinton Township Patch