DC schools, daycares account for the majority of COVID-19 outbreaks, according to data
WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - Universities, schools and daycare environments account for well over 50 percent of the COVID-19 outbreaks in the District, according to newly released data from the health department.
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D.C. health defines and outbreak as two or more cases at a location within a 14-day period.
According to contact tracing date developed by the health department, universities and colleges accounted for the largest portion of outbreaks – with 27.5 percent.
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They say 30 outbreaks were recorded at institutions of higher learning between Aug. 1 and Nov. 26.
School buildings for students in kindergarten through 12th grade accounted for the second-most outbreaks during the same time period, with 17.4 percent; while daycare settings accounted for 13.8 percent.
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Bars and restaurants matched daycare facilities with 13.8 percent.
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