I-TEAM | Tracking dramatic drop in COVID for local school districts

Published: Nov. 10, 2021 at 6:24 PM EST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - We’re tracking a dramatic drop in COVID cases in our local school districts. Our I-Team crunched the numbers for COVID cases in our local school districts.

We found a 98 percent drop in cases since the peak for Columbia County in August. At one point, the district there had 506 kids positive for COVID. Now it’s down to just nine cases.

And it’s a similar trend for all of our counties, except Aiken, which did just report a small spike from 10 student cases last week to 28 cases this week.

Local school COVID case counts
Local school COVID case counts(WRDW)

But overall as you can above, the numbers are moving in the right direction. Since the school year started in August our I-Team found 6.7 percent of the student body in Aiken County has had a confirmed case of COVID, 7.1 percent in Columbia County and 4.5 percent in Richmond County.

Copyright 2021 WRDW/WAGT. All rights reserved.