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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

31 new Covid-19 outbreaks associated with schools, 22 outbreaks in childcare facilities

There was an increase in reported outbreaks associated with schools and childcare facilities last week, with 31 outbreaks among school children or staff and 22 outbreaks in childcare facilities notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).

The overall number of outbreaks last week increased by 62 compared to the previous week, with 312 outbreaks in total reported.

There was an increase in education and childcare settings compared to the previous week.

The HPSC said it was notified last week of 31 outbreaks, with 83 cases in total, associated with school children and/or staff as well as 22 outbreaks, with 43 cases in total, associated with childcare facilities. It was also notified of one outbreak in a university or college setting, with fewer than five cases.

The largest number of outbreaks continues to be seen in private homes, with 238 notified to the HPSC last week.


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