Louisiana health official says low number of coronavirus cases tied to in-school learning ‘encouraging’

The number of reported cases of COVID-19 tied to K-12 schools holding in-person classes has been “fairly encouraging,” a Louisiana health official said Thursday.

“Thankfully, we are not seeing large centers of transmission in the K-12 environment that some people feared,” said Dr. Joseph Kanter with the state Office of Public Health.

State officials report 495 COVID-19 cases among students and 1,063 among faculty and staff as of Wednesday.

“Those are not numbers to ignore, but they have not been indicative to us of massive spread,” he said.

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