Mass. schools report 191 new student COVID-19 cases, 157 among staff

Weekly school COVID-19 cases ticks up

BOSTON — Almost 350 new COVID-19 cases were logged this past week among students and staff at Massachusetts public schools, according to Department of Elementary and Secondary Education data.

The total of 348 cases -- 191 among students engaged in hybrid or in-person learning, and 157 among staff accessing district buildings -- reported from Nov. 5-11 is up from the 252 the previous week, and the 286 the week before that.

Eighty-three districts, three education collaboratives and five special education schools reported at least one new student case of COVID-19 this week, and Woburn had the highest number, with 12, followed by Barnstable, Leominster and Westwood with six each.

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Among districts reporting staff cases, the highest total was Boston’s seven, followed by five each in Medway, Quincy and the Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School.

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