COVID-19 testing continues for DPSCD students with 3 students returning positive results

Officials have now tested 359 students
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Posted at 5:22 PM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 17:30:39-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Health officials in the City of Detroit are continuing testing of students in the Detroit Public Schools Community District as a requirement to returning to in-person learning.

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As of Monday, July 27, the Detroit Health Department has tested 359 students and a total of three had positive results for COVID-19.

"As we continue testing and monitoring for COVID-19 among the District’s nearly 600 summer school participants, we are watching for indications of spread in any one school. Currently, there is no indication of spread and the infection rate remains less than one percent, lower than the City’s general population. We will continue to track this situation and advise accordingly," said Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair.

Just last week, officials reported the first two students who tested positive for coronavirus. That was after 262 students had been tested.

All those who have made contact with the students have been notified and told to self-quarantine for 14 days while monitoring symptoms.

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