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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Palm Beach County School District appears to be in the midst of a significantly worsening COVID-19 situation, with at least 662 new COVID cases logged since school resumed on January 4th.
That brings the COVID-19 total, since schools opened for in-person education in September, to 1,930. Just 40 percent of the school district’s student population is actually attending school in person. That number will rise to roughly 48 percent next week as an additional 15,000 students are slated to return to “brick and mortar” school for the second semester. More than half of the student body, however, will continue with distance learning.
In South Palm Beach County, several schools are showing notable numbers. These counts are provided by the Palm Beach County School District as of 6 a.m. Wednesday, January 27th, 2021.
Boca Raton Community High School: 41 COVID cases.
Boca Raton Community Middle: 24 COVID cases.
Boca Raton Elementary: 4 COVID cases.
Calusa Elementary: 24 COVID cases.
Del Prado Elementary: 15 COVID cases.
Don Estridge High Tech Middle: 26 COVID cases.
Morkiami Park Elementary: 12 COVID cases.
Olympic Heights Community High: 27 COVID cases.
Omni Middle School: 21 COVID cases.
Polo Park Middle School: 24 COVID cases.
Spanish River Community High: 19 COVID cases.
Verde K-8: 16 COVID cases.
Waters Edge Elementary: 19 COVID cases.
West Boca Raton Community High: 16 COVID cases.
Whispering Pines Elementary: 17 COVID cases.
The split as of Wednesday, January 27th: 1,109 Students and 821 Employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since counting began in mid-September.
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