Every Thursday afternoon, the Ohio Department of Health releases updated COVID-19 cases involving students and staff. The Department of Health says weekly case counts include full-time or part-time students and staff members who have tested positive or been diagnosed with COVID-19. Staff members include teachers, administrators, support staff and coaches, the state says.
For the weekly report released Dec. 2, there were 3,683 cases among students and 847 cases among staff, marking a significant decrease. That decrease, however, might have been due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
For the week of Nov. 24, there were 5,392 reported COVID-19 cases among students and 1,075 cases among staff, up slightly from the previous week when there were 5,073 reported COVID-19 cases among students and 962 cases among staff, according to data collected by the state.
Cases are down from a peak of 8,524 the week prior and 1,191 combined cases the week of Sept. 16.
The state of Ohio will next update its dashboard on Dec 9.
Spectrum News will continue to track the rates of COVID-19 among students as more data continues to be released by the state health department.