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COVID-19 outbreaks continue to climb in Michigan's schools

Jennifer Chambers
The Detroit News

New COVID-19 outbreaks continue to climb this week in Michigan schools, with 74 new outbreaks reported by state health officials on Monday including four more at universities.

The largest new outbreaks at Michigan high schools include Pinconning High School which has 16 cases, North Dickinson School in Felch which has 10 cases, Cedar Springs High School which has 16 cases, South Christian High School in Byron Center which has 21 cases and Bath High School which has 11 cases.

Adams Elementary in Midland has 30 ongoing cases.

The Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management on the campus of Northwood University in Midland. Northwood reported the largest new outbreak of COVID-19 with 25 cases in a report released by the state on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.

Northwood University in Midland reported the largest new outbreak with 25 cases. Grand Valley State University has four cases, Central Michigan University has three and Alma College has two, the report said. 

Ongoing outbreaks were reported at 42 educational institutions, with the largest outbreak at the University of Michigan with 283 cases. Eastern Michigan University has 21 ongoing cases. 

Michigan State University on its website said 160 students, staff and faculty have tested positive, although the college was not included in the report released by the state health department Monday. A message left with state health officials regarding the discrepancy was not immediately returned. 

Last week, the state reported 26 new outbreaks. The week before, there were nine new outbreaks.

A COVID-19 outbreak was reported among football players at Detroit's Renaissance High School in early September. The state reported 14 cases at the school on Monday, up from six last week.