Published On: January 6, 2022

Massachusetts schools are reporting staggering numbers of new COVID cases among students and staff members as Omicron hammers the country.

State education leaders on Thursday reported 38,887 new cases among public school students and 12,213 among staff members for the two-week period that ended Wednesday.

The 51,100 total cases were 40,980 more, or more than 4 times higher, than those reported between Dec. 16 to Dec. 22, before schools started winter break. The high number of cases have led to staffing shortages and increased students absences across the state this week.

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