COVENTRY, RI (WPRI) ─ The Coventry Faculty Division closed the town’s highschool after 5 college students examined optimistic for COVID-19 previously 5 days.

Supt. Craig Levis stated two college students examined optimistic over the weekend and three extra examined optimistic on Wednesday.

All highschool college students will take distance schooling till Monday and sports activities are additionally canceled till then, Levis stated.

“5 college students testing optimistic results in potential shut contact of possibly 150 folks,” Levis stated in an electronic mail. “Higher to be protected.”

Levis stated the district additionally had 30 workers members with out work as a result of they had been in quarantine, had signs of the virus or had been in shut contact with somebody who examined optimistic.

The state of affairs in Coventry matches a current improve in circumstances statewide.

The RI Well being Division reported 919 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, eclipsing the earlier day excessive of 701 set the day earlier than.

However the 4,200 extra exams administered lowered the day by day positivity price from 7.5% on Tuesday to six.7% on Wednesday, based on information launched by the Division of Well being.

Ship recommendation to Goal 12 researcher Walt Buteau at [email protected] and comply with him on Twitter @wbuteau.

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