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Lake schools see another week-over-week COVID case drop, mirroring local trend

LEESBURG — Another 210 Lake County students and 28 staffers tested positive for the coronavirus during the sixth week of school, according to the Lake County Schools COVID-19 dashboard.

Meanwhile 1,184 students and 11 staffers are quarantined.

The case count marks another week-over-week drop in COVID-19 cases in the schools. And despite the new cases, not one school has a positivity rate of 5% or higher.

During week 5,286 students and 57 staff members tested positive for the virus. The week prior, 60 students and 160 staff members tested positive.

Read last week’s school case report: Lake schools see week-over-week COVID-19 case drop

The latest on the local COVID-10 front: Cases and hospitalizations in Lake and Sumter continue to decline Cases in the schools

New cases in Lake County schools are mirroring a local downward trend.

The number of COVID-19 cases and related hospitalizations continue to drop in Lake and Sumter counties after the recent surge of the Delta variant.

Below is a list of the positive cases across Lake County Schools during the week of Sept. 13, according to the school district. Academy of Lake Hills South: One staffer

Astatula Elementary: Six students

Carver Middle: Seven students

Cecil E. Gray Middle School: 13 students and one staffer

Cypress Ridge Elementary: Eight students East Ridge High: Six students East Ridge Middle: 10 students and one staffer Eustis Elementary: Two students and one staffer Eustis Heights Elementary: Three students and two staffers Eustis High: Seven students Eustis Middle: Eight students and one staffer Fruitland Park Elementary: One student and one staffer Grassy Lake Elementary: Four students Groveland Elementary: Five students Lake Hills School: Two students and four staffers Lake Minneola High: 14 students Lake Pointe Academy: Nine students and 2 staffers Leesburg Elementary: Five students Leesburg High: Three students Lost Lake Elementary: Four students and one staffer Mount Dora High: Three students and one staffer Mount Dora Middle: Three students Oak Park Middle: Six students and two staffers Pine Ridge Elementary: One student and one staffer Sawgrass Bay Elementary: Five students Seminole Springs Elementary: Two students Sorrento Elementary: Five students and two staffers South Lake High: 12 students and one staffer Tavares Elementary: Seven students and three staffers Tavares High: 14 students Tavares Middle: Six students Villages Elementary of Lady Lake: Two students Treadway Elementary: Nine students and one staffer Triangle Elementary: Five students and one staffer Umatilla Elementary: Five students Umatilla High: Three students and one staffer Umatilla Middle: One student Windy Hill Middle: Four students What happens when a student or employee gets COVID-19? The Lake County School District has released a decision tree for the 2021-22 school year, which provides protocols for both students and staff. It can be found on the district’s website. Here’s how the schools are handling COVID-19 cases.For students and staff who have been exposed to COVID-19 and forced to quarantine: Those who are asymptomatic can return to school after receiving a negative COVID-19 test at least four days after being exposed or […]

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