176 infected in new coronavirus outbreaks at 57 schools, says Michigan’s May 10 school outbreak report

A total of 176 students and staff at 57 K-12 school districts have been infected by coronavirus in new school-related outbreaks, according to data released Monday, May 10, by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The data was collected on Thursday, May 6, and includes preschools and daycares in those buildings

Last week, the state reported 197 infections in new outbreaks at 65 K-12 school buildings.

The biggest new outbreaks involves 12 students on the track team at Fulton Middle School in Gratiot County; nine students at West Middle School in Rochester Hills, and eight students and staff at St. Stephen Catholic School in New Boston, which is part of metro Detroit.

K-12 school outbreaks were identified in 23 counties. Below are those outbreaks listed by county.

  • Allegan: Baker Elementary School in Wayland, student and staffer.
  • Barry: Northeastern Elementary in Hastings, three students; Delton Kellogg High School, two students.
  • Benzie Lake Ann Elementary School in Interlochen, two students.
  • Berrien: Berrien Springs Discovery Academy, staffer and student; St. Joseph High School, two students.
  • Calhoun: Battle Creek Lakeview High School, four students.
  • Eaton: Neff Kindergarten Center in Grand Ledge, three students.
  • Emmet: Harbor Springs High School, two students.
  • Grand Traverse: Oak Park Elementary in Traverse City, four staff and students.
  • Gratiot: Fulton Middle School, 12 students.
  • Jackson: Jackson Christian Middle School, six staff and students; Arnold Elementary in Michigan Center, six staff and students.
  • Kalkaska: Birch Street Elementary in Kalkaska, two students.
  • Lapeer: Borland Elementary in Imlay City, four students; Lapeer Administration, one staff; Murphy Elementary in Metamora, one student.
  • Livingston: Navigator Elementary School in Pinckney, four students; Howell High School, four students; Rosebrook Child Development Center in Brighton, three students and staff.
  • Macomb: Clinton Valley Elementary in Mount Clemens, two students; Davis Junior High School in Sterling Heights, two students; Shelby Junior High School, two students.
  • Mecosta: Morley Stanwood High School, three students;
  • Menominee: Bark River-Harris School, five students.
  • Midland: Coleman High School, four students; Central Park Elementary in Midland, three students;
  • Montcalm: Montabella Middle School in Blanchard, two students;
  • Newaygo: Newaygo High School, four students; Fremont Middle School, three students;
  • Oakland: West Middle School in Rochester Hills, nine students; Rochester Stoney Creek High School, four students; Dublin Elementary School in White Lake, three students; Oakside Scholars Academy in Waterford Township, two students; Brandon High School in Ortonville, two students; Madison Heights Elementary, two staff; Lakeville Elementary in Oxford, two students; Sashabaw Middle School in Clarkston, two students; Hickory Woods Elementary School in Novi, two students; Beth Jacob High School in Oak Park, two students; Hazel Park High School, two students; Walled Lake Elementary, two students.
  • Otsego: Gaylord High School, two students.
  • Ottawa: Lakeshore Middle School in Grand Haven, four staff and students students; Lincoln Elementary in Zeeland, two students; White Pines Middle School in Grand Haven, two students; Ottawa Lake Hills Elementary in Spring Lake, two students; Ottawa Roosevelt Elementary in Zeeland, two students.
  • Tuscola: Cass City High, seven staff and students; Mayville Middle School, two students.
  • Washtenaw: South and West Consortium Saline High School, three students; Fortis Academy in Ypsilanti, two students.
  • Wayne: St. Stephen Catholic School in New Boston, eight students and staff; Earhart Elementary-Middle School in Detroit, two staff.
  • Wexford: Manton High School, two students.

A cumulative total of 10,407 individuals have been sickened in ongoing outbreaks, the May 10 report says. Ongoing outbreaks include clusters identified earlier but that had at least one additional case in the past 28 days.

Last week, there was a cumulative total of 10,767 cases in ongoing outbreaks.

Most of those ongoing outbreaks involve college communities, and most of those outbreaks occurred outside classroom settings. A total of 8,545 infections linked to ongoing outbreaks have occurred in and around 16 college communities. That compares to 8,774 cases on 17 campuses reported last week.

Among K-12 schools, there were 1,860 staff and students infected in ongoing outbreaks at 254 clusters in schools serving pre-K through high school. Last week, there were 1,993 infections in 240 clusters.

The latest list includes buildings with at least one case in the past 28 days.

The largest ongoing outbreaks in K-12 schools: 55 at Croswell High School in Sanilac County; 47 at East Grand Rapids High School; 41 each at Tecumseh High School and Portage Central High School, and 40 at Bay City Central High School.

Outbreak data for K-12 schools includes only cases in which the student or staff was infected at school or at a school-related function. Those who caught the virus outside of school are not included.

A COVID-19 outbreak is defined as two or more cases with a link by place and time indicating a shared exposure outside of a household.

Below is an online database that allows readers to search outbreak data by school name or by city or county. The number of those infected is a cumulative total since the original outbreak. (Note: Washtenaw County only reports cumulative totals for the past 28 days.)

Below is an interactive map showing both new and ongoing outbreaks listed in the Monday, May 10, report. It shows outbreaks reported as of May 6. You can put your cursor over a dot to see the underlying data.

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