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252 new COVID-19 cases reported in Massachusetts schools



By Katie Lannan

More than 250 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Massachusetts schools over the past week, according to Department of Elementary and Secondary Education data. The department’s tally for the week from Oct. 29 through Nov. 4 shows 154 cases among students engaged in in-person or hybrid learning, and 98 cases among staff accessing district buildings.

The total 252 cases is less than the 286 logged the previous week. Billerica and Newton had the most student cases in the latest report, with six each, followed by five in Methuen. The highest number of staff cases reported was Haverhill’s nine, followed by Fall River’s five.

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