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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:10 AM

State report shows hundreds test positive for COVID-19 at Florida schools in August


The Florida Department of Health accidentally released a report on COVID-19 outbreaks at schools across the state — from daycare centers to colleges — and found that nearly 900 students and staffers had tested positive during a two-week period in August as schools had just begun or readied to reopen.

State officials published the six-page draft online on Monday, but then quickly wiped it away a day later. The Herald obtained a copy before it disappeared.

Florida International University infectious disease epidemiologist Dr. Mary Jo Trepka said the detailed data was one of the most valuable reports the DOH has produced because it assesses how the virus is affecting the state’s children as they return to the classroom.

“It’s very good that they are starting to report this now and then going forward as schools start to reopen ... to see what happens as they reopen in terms of the numbers going up or not going up, hopefully,” said Trepka. “This is going to be really important for each county to be closely monitoring these numbers to see the impact of schools’ reopening.”

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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:16 AM

1. report 'accidentally' released

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