COVID-19 outbreaks linked to Michigan colleges and universities declined this week, while K-12 schools and preschools saw a small increase.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released new data Monday showing there were two confirmed outbreaks of coronavirus  at colleges and universities, causing 16 cases.

That compares with six outbreaks and 50 cases at colleges and universities the previous week. 

Spring Arbor College in Jackson County had the largest outbreak of the week, with 10 cases including both students and staff.

Outbreaks linked to high schools doubled this week from six to 12 and the cases associated with those outbreaks rose from 26 to 34.

Byron Center High School in Kent County had the largest high school outbreak with seven cases, all of whom were students. Plymouth Christian Academy in Canton had six cases and Jackson Christian Schools had three.

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At middle schools and junior high schools, there were seven outbreaks totaling 30 cases. The largest outbreaks were at Davis Middle School in Hillsdale and Walker Charter Academy in Kent County, both of which logged seven cases, according to state data.

Six outbreaks were logged in preschools and elementary schools. The two largest were Kenowa Hills Central Elementary in Grand Rapids and Ida Elementary School in Monroe County.

Contact John Wisely: 313-222-6825 or [email protected] On Twitter @jwisely.

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