Covid-19 hits 65 Lexington County schools
By Jerry Bellune
65 Lexington County schools were reported infected with covid-19 this week.
That’s 6 more schools this week than last.
The most alarming numbers on the DHEC site this week were 18 students at Lexington High, 20 at White Knoll, 18 students at River Bluff and 9 at Pelion High.
29 District 1 schools in Lexington, Gilbert and Pelion are affected, 1 less than last week,.
District 2 in Cayce, Springdale and West Columbia reported 14 schools affected, the same as last week.
District 3 in Batesburg-Leesville reported 4 schools, the same as last week, and District 4 in Gaston and Swansea reported 5, the same as last week..
District 5 in Chapin and Irmo reported 18 schools, 2 more than last week.
5 county private schools reported infections, 1 more than last week.
In the state, 2,475 student cases were reported, 188 more than last week, and 1,078 staff and faculty cases, 94 more than last week.
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