A total of 29 schools in Warwickshire currently have staff and children self-isolating due to positive Covid-19 cases.

Coventry Live asked Warwickshire County Council, which is the health authority, for a break-down of how many schools have positive cases of coronavirus.

A Shire Hall spokesperson said they would not confirm all of the locations but said, currently, 29 schools were impacted.

The spokesperson did state that the majority were single cases of the virus rather than larger outbreaks of the virus.

“There are currently 29 schools in Warwickshire affected, the majority single cases of Covid-19,” the county council spokesperson said.

“This represents 12.5 per cent of the total number of schools in Warwickshire (232).

“Please note, this changes daily as children go back to school after isolation and new cases arise.”

What we know

In Nuneaton, there are four schools that have had positive cases confirmed.

St Thomas More School has had a ‘number of cases’ and Stockingford Academy took the action after being notified of a case.

There has also been a case at the Nuneaton Academy, which was forced to tell its Year 8 pupils to go home after one tested positive for the virus.

Health bosses and school officials at Chetwynd Junior School also had a positive case and said that all those who have been in close contact with the pupil have been told to self-isolate for 14 days as per national guidlines.

At Kenilworth School and Sixth Form, a year 8 pupil has recovered from coronavirus and was due to return to school earlier this week.

Latest figures for this week show that cases are on the rise across Warwickshire.

As we reported in our newsletter, there were 110 cases across the county and Coventry in just one day.

Health leaders in both Coventry and Warwickshire have already issued warnings to people to ‘act now’ to avoid further spread of the virus.

There has been a health campaign launched in Coventry while Warwickshire’s advice has been to urge everyone to ‘play their part ‘ in stopping transmission and a rise in cases.

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