miami. According to an updated report by the Florida Education Association (FEA, in English), nearly 142,000 schoolchildren in Florida have tested positive for COVID-19 since last August, while 9 minors and 54 teachers died of the disease. Has died since July. .
The FEA details in the report, which has partial figures due to information gaps, the crisis in public schools due to pandemics and misinformation, conflicting measures from various governments and even “gags” of public data.
The Safe Schools report suggests that several school districts in the state are at breaking point and that 31 schools have had to close completely since reopening on August 10 due to an explosion of cases and hospitals in Florida, which has just begun . There has been a decrease in the last week.
Federal data released this Monday shows 13,773 people are hospitalized due to the illness, of whom 3,223 are in intensive care units.
According to the school report, 134,478 students or school staff have been quarantined since the first school reopening in Florida on August 10.
It details that the daily average of new pediatric cases is 5,012 according to the Florida Department of Health’s latest report on Sept. 3.
According to the FEA, this school year has forced parents and school staff to make extremely difficult decisions with “sparse, misleading and often conflicting health and safety guidance from their local, state and federal government”.
He explained that the state of Florida has gone so far as to “issue gag orders” at local health departments, Duval, Orange and Flagler, to prevent them from disclosing Covid-19 data to schools.
The organization further regrets that the Florida Department of Health has stopped providing daily updates.
Based on data kept by the Miami Herald newspaper that the state reports to the federal government, 1,064 more deaths were added to the death toll today, which does not necessarily correspond to a day but was not previously reported.
The way the state reports cases has been confusing in recent months and differs from how the federal government does it.
In that sense, the FEA detailed that some figures reflect what the state had reported in Florida as of June 2 last—
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