More than 1,000 outbreaks of coronavirus in UK schools since September

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More than 1,000 clusters and outbreaks of coronavirus have taken place in educational settings since schools reopened in September 2020, documents suggest.

Public Health England (PHE) indicates there have been more than 1,000 instances when there have been two or more positive cases of Covid-19 in educational settings since schools reopened, it says.

The document, dated November 4 and published on Friday, suggests that secondary school pupils played a higher role in introducing infection into households as the prevalence of infection in children aged 12-16 increased between September and October.



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** This post was originally published on November 13, 2020 **