CORONAVIRUS: Seattle Public Schools’ weekly update shows 58 new cases, fewer than a week earlier

The weekly update of the Seattle Public Schools COVID-19 data dashboard is in: 472 total cases reported districtwide since the school year began. This week’s increase – 58 – is down from last Monday’s update, when 71 new cases had been reported. Here are the school-by-school breakouts for our area, with the changes compared to what was on the dashboard last week – again, the numbers are cumulative for the entire school year so far:

Chief Sealth International High School – 18, up 2
Denny International Middle School – 15, unchanged
Roxhill Elementary – 10, up 1
Highland Park Elementary – 9, unchanged
Madison Middle School – 8, unchanged
Lafayette Elementary – 7, up 1
Arbor Heights Elementary – 6, up 2
Genesee Hill Elementary – 6, unchanged
Concord International (Elementary) – 5, up 2
West Seattle Elementary – 5, up 1
Gatewood Elementary – 4, unchanged
Sanislo Elementary – 3, unchanged
West Seattle High School – 3, unchanged
Pathfinder K-8 – 3, unchanged
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 – 2, up 1
Fairmount Park Elementary – 2, unchanged
Alki Elementary – 1, newly reported this week
BRIDGES @ Roxhill – 1, newly reported this week

The dashboard does not break down student cases/staff cases school by school, but for the Southwest Region – including West Seattle and South Park – 91% of the cases are among students.

6 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Seattle Public Schools' weekly update shows 58 new cases, fewer than a week earlier"

  • PSPS October 18, 2021 (12:11 pm)

    It should be pointed out that these figures are almost certainly lower than reality because they rely on only voluntary testing and self-reporting.

    • Lamont October 18, 2021 (1:43 pm)

      They’re not trending up though.  Whatever factor they’re off by, the real trend should be stable-to-down as well.

  • K October 18, 2021 (12:25 pm)

    I’m really proud of our kids and school staff.  These numbers, especially in the face of the delta variant and a largely unvaccinated population, are fantastic.  (I’m referring in particular to the elementary schools with that comment.)

    • Parent October 19, 2021 (2:15 pm)

      Way to go SPS! We are so grateful! 

  • JJ October 19, 2021 (5:07 am)

    Really, these are only self reported cases? It’s too bad the dept. of health doesn’t report back to schools as part of contact tracing. It seems like that would be necessary to prevent and curb outbreaks in schools. Anyway, these numbers are great. Our high vaccination rates, masking, and improved ventilation may be really working here to prevent masses of disease. I hope these very low numbers keep up.

    • WSB October 19, 2021 (7:50 am)

      They DO. We reported this weeks ago. The information sources cited by the district include Public Health Seattle-King County, whose director also has noted that countywide there has been no increase in cases among kids since the school year started.

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