U.K.: 27 cases of COVID-19 at a school in Dundee, Eastern Scotland
Covid-19: in eastern Scotland, and precisely in Dundee, 27 cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed. A total of 27 COVID-19 cases, most of them adult staff, have now been linked to a school in Dundee.
The reopening of the school and the resumption of activities in classrooms are debated in various parts of the world, including Italy. There are many unknowns related to the health of children and adolescents, but also, of course, of the staff, teachers and others.
More Covid-19 cases: 27 people infected confirmed at the Kingspark School in Dundee, Eastern Scotland
The Kingspark School was closed last Wednesday as pupils and staff were asked to self-insulate for 14 days. Said the cluster of the school, it is good to specify that the school itself has 185 pupils between 5 and 18 years old.
Ellie Hothersall, public health medical consultant at the National Health Service in the region, told The Guardian newspaper that a detailed contact tracing program is addressing the spread of the COVID-19.
School, the role of NHS in controlling the spread of Covid-19
On Monday, NHS Tayside said in an update that 21 staff members, two students and four community contacts were positive.
NHS Tayside is basically an NHS council forming one of the fourteen regions of the NHS Scotland.
It provides health services in Angus, Dundee, Perth and Kinross. NHS Tayside is based at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.
Two other school sites in Dundee, again according to NHS Tayside, have been identified as a result of the search for contacts related to the Kingspark outbreak.
A class in the two elementary schools of St. Peter and Paul was asked to self-insulate until September 2 after a person tested positive.
Children who attended the Happy Times extracurricular club at Downfield Primary School are also asked to self-insulate until the same date after a positive test result.