Coronavirus news latest: Student cases soar to highest level since January with fears schools will be forced to close

STUDENT cases have soared to the highest level since January with fears that schools will be forced to shut.

The number of outbreaks in schools has jumped from 96 to 148 – a massive 54 percent increase.

The Sunday Times reports that tens of thousands of pups are being sent home to isolate as Covid cases continue to rise.

Around 214,000 pupils were self-isolating at home due to “potential contact” with an infected person in the first week of June, with 16,100 absent last week.

Of the 214,000 children out of school, only 9,000 had confirmed cases of the virus.

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