Three schools report positive tests

Three South Holland schools are among 22 across Lincolnshire that have reported positive coronavirus tests over the last seven days.

According to data provided by Lincolnshire County Council, Moulton’s John Harrox Primary School, St John the Baptist Primary School in Spalding and Sutton St James Primary School have been in contact over the last seven days (25 Nov-1 Dec) to report a positive test result for a pupil or member of staff.

Andy Fox, consultant in public health, said: “We’ve had 22 new contacts from schools in the past seven days because of a pupil or staff member testing positive for coronavirus.

“The current rate of incidence in school age children in Lincolnshire is 140 cases per 100,000 over seven days, which is much lower than the rate of 249 cases per 100,000 for all ages.

“All schools are taking action to limit the potential spread of the virus, with some pupils and staff self-isolating as a precaution where necessary. The majority of schools remain fully open, and those affected are working really well to limit both the risk of the virus spreading and the impact on the pupils’ education.”

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