Volusia and Flagler county schools reported 1,364 students and staff members tested positive for COVID-19 from Jan. 13 to 19.
Volusia County Schools reported 929 students and 274 staff members with the virus during the past week, according to the district's COVID-19 dashboard, which was updated Wednesday evening. That's the district's highest weekly case increase so far this academic year.
A total of 494 staff members and 1,292 students have contracted the virus so far in 2022.
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Since the beginning of the school year, 3,293 students and 989 staff members in Volusia County schools have tested positive, according to the district's COVID-19 dashboard, which is updated twice weekly.
In Flagler County, 151 students and 10 staff members tested positive for COVID-19 from Jan. 13 to 19, according to the district.
A total of 23 staff members and 283 students have contracted the virus so far in 2022.
Since the start of the school year, the district has reported 1,447 student cases and 173 employee cases, according to the district's COVID-19 dashboard.
Combined, that's 5,902 cases for both districts so far for the 2021-22 school year. Flagler County has 13,300 students and Volusia County has 63,300 students.
Nikki Ross covers K-12 education, health and COVID-19 for the Daytona Beach News-Journal. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter @nikkiinreallife.
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