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Weekly report: COVID-19 in schools

Data from Oct. 18- 23
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Posted at 8:49 AM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 16:33:15-04

As the 2020-2021 school year continues during the COVID-19 pandemic, ABC Action News will take parents and guardians through the numbers of COVID-19 in the Tampa Bay area school systems.

RECOMMENDED: MAP: Tampa Bay area schools that have reported confirmed positive COVID-19 cases

Hillsborough

  • 117 cases in Hillsborough County public, private and charter schools this week, including 4 cases at Bryant Elementary, 4 cases at Plant High and 5 cases at Sumner High School.

      Pinellas

      • 67 new cases in Pinellas County public, private and charter schools this week.

            Polk

            • 36 new cases. However, this data is more than a week old since Polk County Schools and Polk County Department of Health are no longer releasing daily data.
            • The Lake wales vs Sebring game on Friday night is canceled.

            RECOMMENDED: Polk County School District releases more information on COVID-19 cases in schools

              Pasco

              • 37 new cases in Polk County public, private and charter schools this week, including 4 cases on 10/22 at Trinity Elementary.

                Sarasota

                • 51 new cases in Sarasota County public, private and charter schools this week, including 4 cases at North Port High, 7 cases at Sarasota High, and 4 cases at Riverview High School.
                • Sarasota County changed its COVID-19 Dashboard. The district no longer identifies daily or cumulative cases, simply who in their schools is currently positive and/or isolated. We're doing our best to keep track of these cases.

                Manatee

                • 26 new cases in Manatee County public, private and charter schools.
                • 3 cases at Lakewood Ranch High School and 4 cases at Samoset Elementary

                      Highlands

                      • 9 new cases in Highlands County public, private and charter schools.

                      Citrus

                      • 7 new cases in Citrus County public, private and charter schools.

                      ***Weekly data is from Sunday, October 18 to October 23 at 4 p.m |This data does include information from a state report in which the data is delayed a week.