COVID-19 cases in Johnson County schools hit new highs — see your district’s numbers

All four public school districts serving northern Johnson County have recorded single-week highs for COVID-19 cases among students since coming back from Thanksgiving break. Still, district officials say severe cases among students remain rare. Above, students in class at Leawood Middle School earlier, where mask rules remain in place. File photo.

New cases of COVID-19 have surged to new single-week highs in Johnson County public school districts since students and staff returned from Thanksgiving break.

The increase in cases in schools mirrors trends across Johnson County and the broader Kansas City region.

On Wednesday, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment reported the incidence rate of new cases to be 368 per 100,000 residents and percent positivity at 11.4.%.