Just weeks into the new school year in the United States, some school districts have had to cancel face-to-face classes due to a spike in respiratory viruses, including COVID, among students and staff.
Two school districts in Kentucky said they would stop regular activities, while in Texas, the Runge school district near San Antonio sent a letter to parents saying it would close from Aug. 22-29 and cancel all extracurricular activities due to student overload. Corona virus cases.
According to the latest report from Texas Health and Human Services, new cases of the virus in the state rose 29% in recent weeks and hospitalizations also rose 10%, from 992 to 1,096. Nationwide, hospitalizations due to COVID increased for the fifth consecutive week. , according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In the week ending August 12, in particular, the number of hospitalizations increased from 10,370 to 12,612.
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