Derby Public Schools reported 31 new confirmed cases in its weekly COVID-19 dashboard update on Friday, the first update since students returned to school buildings Jan. 4.
The dashboard keeps track of reported COVID-19 cases among students and staff in the district each week. Friday’s update listed 13 new student cases and 18 new staff cases from Jan. 4 to Jan. 8.
Of the new confirmed student cases, there are six at the elementary-school level and seven at the high-school level.
Among staff, eight cases are in elementary schools, one in the middle schools, seven in the high school, and two at the non-attendance center.
Since the start of the school year, Derby Public Schools has reported 308 confirmed cases of the coronavirus – 172 among students and 136 among staff. In total, about 11.4% of the district’s 1,195 staff have had confirmed cases of the coronavirus so far, as well as about 2.5% of the district’s 6,832 students.
Click here for the district's weekly COVID-19 dashboard.