DESE: 92 students, 68 staff members test positive for COVID-19 in Mass. schools

DESE: 92 students, 68 staff members test positive for COVID-19 in Mass. schools
The state Department of Education has new numbers on the cases of positive coronavirus tests in students and staff.

BOSTON — The state Department of Education has new numbers on the cases of positive coronavirus tests in students and staff.

A total of 92 students in 41 different districts, education collaboratives, and special education schools tested positive for the coronavirus in a one week period, from Oct. 8 through Oct. 14.

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Sixty-eight staff members in 21 different school districts and three special-ed schools tested positive.

This week’s total number of COVID cases in Massachusetts schools is down from the previous week, when 106 students and 57 staff cases were reported between Oct. 1 through Oct. 7.

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