COVID in schools: Numbers reported lower in most schools

<p><p>Most local school districts reported lower COVID-19 infection numbers this week.</p></p><p><p>The two largest districts, Spokane and Central Valley, also saw the biggest improvements.</p></p><p><p>On Friday, Spokane Public Schools reported in its one-week snapshot that 90 people have tested positive and 289 are quarantined after close contact with an infected individual.</p></p><p><p>That’s down from 98 and 503, respectively.</p></p><p><p>Hot spots included Jefferson Elementary School, with 23 cases, and Rogers High School, with 16.</p></p><p><p>Central Valley reported 30 positive cases in the past two weeks, down sharply from the 89 from a week ago.</p></p><p><p>Coeur d’Alene also showed another decline, with only 77 students and staff reported “out of building” with a positive test or close contact.</p></p><p><p>Post Falls also reported its lowest metrics of the year: three positive cases in the past two weeks. The district has reported 244 cases since the school year began.</p></p><p><p>Mead showed a slight increase in positive cases, to 71 in the previous 10 days. That’s up from 59 a week ago.</p></p><p><p>West Valley reported 33 positive cases in the past two weeks, while Cheney has 27.</p></p>