By numbers: COVID-19 in KZN schools

By numbers: COVID-19 in KZN schools

As Grade 6 and 11 pupils returned to the classroom on Monday, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education are moving swiftly to curb the number of rising COVID-19 cases in schools.

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The Department of Education has publicised a breakdown of COVID-19 cases affecting schools in the province.

It comes a day after the department announced that four teachers and a school security guard have died as a result of COVID-19 in the province.

Leading with the highest number of cases in the province is the Umgungundlovu district with 93 cases, Pinetown with 66, Umlazi with 51 and Ugu with 41 cases.

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To date, 345 schools have been affected by the virus. The department says 306 teachers and 81 learners have tested positive.

Forty-two of these cases are employees of the department. Nineteen office-based staff have also tested positive.

Three cleaners, as well as three admin staff, have also tested positive for the virus. Six security guards and one facilitator are also part of the group.

The department says five people have died.

The good news is that there have been 296 recoveries.

By numbers: COVID-19 in KZN schools
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