'The district reported 1,033 cases since last Friday, bringing the cumulative case total for this school year to 2,797. The increase was higher than in weeks past.' mdjonline.com/news/cobb-scho…
'The increase was higher than in weeks past. The third week, 942 new infections were reported. In the second week, 569 new cases were reported, and in the first week, 253 new cases were reported.'
'Every Cobb school has now had at least one case since school started, with many having dozens of cases. Two schools have reported more than 100 total cases — East Side Elementary and Sprayberry High. '
'East Side, where fifth grade students returned to school after an outbreak forced them to go virtual, has had 106 cumulative cases and has 22 active cases as of Friday. '
'Sprayberry has had 120 cases, 69 of which were active Friday.'
'The elementary schools with the most active cases as of Friday are Baker (28), Nickajack (23) and East Side. '
'Two middle schools have 20 or more active cases as of Friday — Cooper (25) and Lindley (20). Since school started, Barber Middle has had the most total cases, at 60. Barber sixth graders recently switched to virtual schooling.'
'On the high school level, Sprayberry has the most active cases. McEachern is second with 27 active cases. Campbell has 25 active cases and Allatoona has 22 active cases.'

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Correct link for @ajc community conversation with school leaders re:#COVID19:
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@ajc @ajc, since chat is disabled, here is what I want to know from the @CobbSchools super Ragsdale---The evidence is in. Masks are reducing transmission. Just compare 14-day per 100K for 5-17 for Gwinnett (415) and Cobb (918). Will you mandate masks, even temporarily? If not, why?
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Well said; however, @AJCGetSchooled, what if it is the super who is the problem? Ragsdale's quote in the MDJ yesterday, which is an either/or fallacy, indicates that Cobb is not doing anything to stop COVID because he (not board) believes the is nothing to do other than close.
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Thanks to hivemind support from @melissaamerault and others, I'm working on comparing the current data to last years. First takeaway? Cobb schools didn't exceed 1,000 cases until the week of December 11th. That was after ES, MS, and HS had all returned f2f and a break
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