The number of active COVID-19 cases skyrocketed over the past week. As of Aug. 29, there had been 435 new student cases reported over the past seven days. In addition to that, there were 49 new staff cases reported over the same time.
To put those numbers in perspective, the previous weekly report showed a cumulative total of 274 student cases and 77 staff cases over the first three weeks of the school year. The school year totals now stand at 709 students and 126 staff members.
Shepton High School reported the most new cases last week with 26. It was followed by Saigling Elementary with 20 new cases, Plano East Senior High with 18 new cases and both Plano Senior High and McMillen High reporting 17 cases.