COVID in Alabama Schools: Numbers Take Another Big Jump

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COVID-19 School Dashboard for January 20, 2022 – From Alabama Department of Public Health

The Alabama Department of Public Health has released a new report on COVID cases in the state’s public schools. It shows cases have taken another big jump in the past week.

The dashboard for January 20 shows 26,260 cases, up from 16,035 cases a week ago. By comparison, during the surge at the beginning of the school year in September, there were 9,195 cases on September 3.

The case number bottomed out at 414 on December 2 before rising again due to the outbreak of the Omicron variant.

The report doesn’t specify if the cases involve students, teachers or other staff members. Some systems did not submit a weekly report.

Montgomery Public Schools and Autauga County Schools are among the systems that switched to remote learning this week.

Here is a list of several local school systems and their current case numbers:

Montgomery: 728 (Jan. 13: 861)
Autauga County: 512 (Jan. 13: 258)
Elmore County: 405 (Jan. 13: 219)
Pike Road: unreported (Jan. 13: 105)
Dallas County: unreported (Jan. 13: 74)
Selma: 22 (Jan. 13: 77)

SEE THE COMPLETE DASHBOARD HERE

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