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Public schools report 383 staff, pupil cases in 2nd week of classes

Increase seen after 1st week of school

The Maui News

Public schools statewide reported 383 confirmed staff and student COVID-19 cases this week, up from the 325 cases reported the first week of school as the state continues to battle the delta variant-fueled surge.

Reported cases included 44 confirmed and probable in the Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui Complex, including five at Kihei Elementary, five at Pomaikai Elementary, four at Iao Intermediate, four at Kalama Intermediate, four at King Kekaulike High School (including one not on campus), four at Waihee Elementary, three at Maui Waena Intermediate, three at Puu Kukui Elementary, two at Haiku Elementary, two at Kahului Elementary, two at Maui High School, one confirmed and one probable case at Pukalani Elementary, one at Lihikai Elementary, one at Makawao Elementary, one at Paia Elementary and one at Wailuku Elementary.

There were also 13 confirmed and probable cases in the Hana-Lahainaluna-Lanai-Molokai Complex, including six confirmed and one probable case at Molokai High School, three at Princess Nahienaena Elementary, one at Hana High & Elementary, one at King Kamehameha III Elementary and one at Lahainaluna High School.

For 276 confirmed cases this week, the infected person was not on a campus during the infectious period, the state Department of Education said in a news release Thursday.

There were 90 student cases and 17 staff cases where the individual was on a campus while infectious.

For all confirmed and probable cases, the DOE said that schools immediately notify people who may have come into close contact with the infected person about possible exposure while maintaining confidentiality. Staff and parents/guardians are also notified about the possible exposure and DOE activities to contain the spread of infection.

For a full list of school cases, visit bit.ly/hidoe-covid-updates.

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