Several local school districts report new cases of COVID-19, according to state health department

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A total of 13 additional students and six additional staff members have now tested positive across Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties

Editor’s note: WKBN obtained its information from the Ohio Department of Health’s online database. After publishing the information, we were contacted by one local school district that the case reported on that website was from a few weeks prior. The below story has been edited to reflect that new information.

(WKBN) – The Ohio Department of Health updated the number of COVID-19 cases in schools across the state.

A total of 13 additional students and six additional staff members have now tested positive across Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, according to the list.

Champion Schools in Trumbull County is hardest-hit district right now.

Mahoning County

  • Austintown: 1 staff
  • Poland: 2 student, 1 staff
  • Ursuline: 1 student

Trumbull County

  • Brookfield: 1 student
  • Champion: 6 students, 1 staff
  • Liberty: 1 student
  • McDonald: 1 student, 1 staff
  • Southington: 1 staff

Columbiana County

  • United Local: 1 staff

The list had a student listed as a new case at Beaver Local, but the superintendent reached out to WKBN and said that case was from September 21-25 and is not new. He said the case was a student who had never been to campus that week, and it was reported to the county health department.

A case at Boardman Local Schools was reported on its website this week but is not yet on the state’s list. The case involves a Center Intermediate student, according to the website.

Cases are reported by most recent week (new), and cumulative. The most recent week is defined as the previous Monday through Sunday, with updates provided weekly on Thursdays.

The first update of this dashboard was on September 17, with data from September 7 to 13. While the reporting system has been in place since September 7, 2020, some schools may have chosen to include cumulative cases from before that date. 

You can see an entire list of reported cases in schools on the Ohio Department of Health’s website.

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Mel Robbins Main Area Middle

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