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Ohio Department of Health unveils new dashboard showing which of the state's schools & districts have reported COVID-19 cases

So far, more than 100 students have tested positive since the education year started.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. Mike DeWine's administration on Monday unveiled a new portal displaying the current COVID-19 statistics for schools across Ohio.

By order of DeWine, all schools in the state (both public and private) are required to report any positive cases of the coronavirus among staff and students. So far, more than 100 students have tested positive since the education year started, along with scores of staff and teachers.

Mason City Schools in Warren County and Marysville Exepmted Village Schools in Union County each currently have 11 total cases among students, more than anywhere else in the state. In the Cleveland-Akron-Canton area, Carrollton and Hudson each lead the way with five.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, schools in Ohio are required to enforce social distancing and health measures, while some have gone to exclusively remote learning for the time being. While the COVID-19 risks for children are relatively low and the current numbers don't appear to be too alarming, kids are still far from immune and can easily pass the virus off to more vulnerable groups.

Another dashboard unveiled Thursday shows more than 9,000 Ohioans under the age of 18 have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with more than 200 of those being hospitalized. However, so far only one child in the state has died from the virus.

Credit: Ohio Department of Health/Tableau

You can view the entire list of schools and districts at coronavirus.ohio.gov.

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