LPS: Student cases still on the rise, nearly 130 reported
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) publishes last week’s coronavirus numbers via their Weekly Illness Dashboard, following the suspension of youth sports.
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LPS saw a new high of 128 additional student positives bringing the community total to 525 cases. This count includes students and staff who tested positive after being present in a district building within 48 hours of symptoms developing or the COVID-19 test being taken. LPS currently has a student population upwards of 42,200.
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Currently, 62 staffers have also tested positive for the virus. While the number of LPS staffers in self-isolation is back up at 253. This count includes staff who are self-isolating due to exhibiting symptoms or have been notified of a high-risk contact with COVID-19, and those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been directed to quarantine.
The Absence Report, which provides a percentage of how many students have been reported absent, has also risen to four percent.