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Over 2,200 Covid cases detected at 20 Michigan campuses

September 22, 2020, 10:56 AM

Students at the University of Michigan, which has over 150 diagnoses. (Photo: Instagram/U-M)

Michigan health monitors in Lansing list 28 fresh or continuing Covid outbreaks in public and private schools statewide. Twenty colleges and universities also have coronavirus clusters.

Bridge Michigan looks at data posted Monday by the Department of Health and Human Services:

There are now at least 2,220 Covid-19 infections linked to new or ongoing outbreaks at Michigan colleges and universities – up more than 60 percent from the 1,379 reported by the state in the week previous.

Among K-12 schools, there were 121 infections traced to new or ongoing school-related outbreaks, more than tripling the 33 reported last week. ...

The real numbers are probably higher ... because of reporting inconsistencies and lag times that can stretch as long as 10 days between outbreak identification and state disclosure.

In Metro Detroit, affected schools include Novi High (eight new cases), Utica High (two) and Salina Intermediate in Dearborn (two).

Madonna University in Livonia reported five new cases last week.

Among colleges with the most infections, the report lists 694 cases at Grand Valley State University, 533 at Michigan State University, 288 at Central Michigan University, 245 at Adrian College and 151 at the University of Michigan.

Read more:  Bridge Michigan

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