SCHOOLS: Covid-19 Data and K-12 Education
In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, States are struggling to reopen and keep open, most, if not all, of their 138,000 K-12 schools. This will have an impact on 55 million students, 6 million teachers and education staff, and all of the families of those involved. It is being done despite significant uncertainty as to the impact Covid-19 will have on the health of students and education staff. And ultimately, there is the question of how effective education will be in the context of different schedules, models, distractions, potential school closures, and remote learning.
Given this level of uncertainty, it is critical to track data that will help schools identify problems quickly, assess their nature, and respond in timely and effective ways to safeguard the health of students and education staff while providing a quality education. This Wing Institute dashboard will on track issues regarding the reopening of schools under the Covid-19 pandemic. It will provide relevant, up-to-date research and data on in the following areas:
I. Student health (recent research, data on exposure, infections, intensive care use, and deaths)
II. Staff health (recent research, data on exposure, infections, intensive ward, deaths
III. School health (recent research, models, school openings, school closings)
IV. Student performance (student absenteeism, academic performance, social behavioral issues)
Table of Contents
• Student Health: Total Number of Child Covid-19 Cases
• Student Health: Growth Rate in Covid-19 Total Cases Over Recent Weeks
• Student Health: Number and Growth Rate of Covid-19 Cases per 100,000 Children
• Student Health: Total Number of Children Hospitalized for Covid-19
• Student Health: Percent of Children Requiring Hospitalization
• Student Health: Total Number of Child Covid-19 Deaths
• Student Health: Percent of Child Covid-19 Cases Resulting in Death
Figure 1. Student Health: Total Number of Child Covid-19 Cases
As of November 12, 2020, there are over one million children who have been identified as having, or having had, the Covid-19 virus.
Figure 2. Student Health: Growth Rate in Covid-19 Total Cases Over Recent Weeks
The percent growth in the number of children with Covid-19 had accelerated every week since April 16, 2020, rising from a 2.2% weekly increase to a 11.9% weekly growth.
Figure 3. Student Health: Number of Covid-19 Cases per 100,000 Children
The number of Covid-19 cases per children is an even more important number because it is a metric of infection that is irrespective of the number of children tested. This data shows a growth rate of 20% over the last two weeks alone, and a doubling over the past ten weeks
Figure 4. Student Health: Total Number of Children Hospitalized for Covid-19
The total number of children who have been hospitalized due to Covid-19 continues to increase.
Figure 5. Student Health: Percent of Children Requiring Hospitalization
But the percent of children who require hospitalization due to Covid-19 remains very low and steady.
Figure 6. Student Health: Total Number of Child Covid-19 Deaths
The number of children who have died from the Covid-19 virus has been very small.
Figure 7. Student Health: Percent of Child Covid-19 Cases Resulting in Death
The percent of children who have died is extremely small, and has actually dropped steadily over the past four months.