More and more pupils infected in 0-9 classes in Kristianstad
More and more infections have been reported from 0 - 9 schools in Kristianstad during the past month. At the start of the year there were around 29 new cases per week. The last two weeks have had an average of 88 cases.
”It has spread downwards to the younger age-groups”Ulrica Capion, the education committee
It is mostly pupils who have been infected, but also some staff members.
– We had a peak before Christmas when the spread of infection was high. At that time it was mostly upper high school pupils who became ill. Upper high schools still account for the biggest proportion of infections, but it has spread downwards to the younger age-groups, says Ulrica Capion from the education committee.
According to Region Skåne there has been a marked increase in the number of infections among ten- to nineteen-year-olds.
If the infection spreads in a school, what do you do?
– We follow the recommendations from Smittskydd Skåne and go out with information to pupils, parents and school staff that they have been exposed to the infection. If you have been exposed to infection, you ought to be tested. It is up to us to give information, but the responsibility for being tested lies with each individual person, says Ulrica Capion.
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