VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — COVID-19 numbers made a downturn in the latest dashboard released by the Vigo County School Corporation.

Last week the corporation was reporting 1,178 students actively quarantined with 437 positive cases considered active at the time. But in this week’s announcement those numbers had dropped to just 342 students considered actively infected, and 710 students currently in quarantine measures due to close contact.

The Corporation included this note in their release of the information.

It is important to note that most reported cases of COVID-19 in our school community are a result of household contact. Not all positive student or staff cases came into contact with our schools during the positive person’s infectious period. We receive cases and quarantine information from the Vigo County Health Department on an ongoing basis. This dashboard is meant to help our community understand the levels of COVID-19 in our school community and how our community spread impacts our schools.

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When looking at teaching staff, there were 16 individuals in quarantine with 10 active positives. Among the non-teaching staff, there were a reported 28 active positives and 31 staff observing quarantine protocols.