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    Michigan schools report 46 COVID-19 outbreaks in last week

    Lansing — The number of new COVID-19 outbreaks and clusters at Michigan schools dropped to 46 on Monday, down from last week’s tally of 93, according to data from the state Department of Health and Human Services.

    The numbers come less than two weeks after the Thanksgiving holiday.

    The largest new cluster or outbreak involved 20 students at Davison Middle School in Genesee County. Macomb County reported three new outbreaks or clusters at schools, Oakland County reported 10. And Wayne County reported three.

    The state health department’s website listed 511 ongoing outbreaks or clusters at K-12 schools on Monday, involving 7,184 infections. The largest of the ongoing outbreaks featured 92 students at Bay County’s Western High School.

    K-12 outbreaks and clusters involve educational institutions that have been found by their local health department to have multiple cases comprising at least 10% of students, teachers or staff, within a specified core group or at least three cases within a specified core group.

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