Humble ISD sees rise in active COVID-19 cases; New Caney ISD cases decrease slightly

Active COVID-19 cases at Humble and New Caney ISDs are moving in opposite directions as of April 22. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Active COVID-19 cases at Humble and New Caney ISDs are moving in opposite directions as of April 22. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Active COVID-19 cases at Humble and New Caney ISDs are moving in opposite directions as of April 22. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Active COVID-19 cases at Humble and New Caney ISDs are moving in opposite directions as of April 22. HISD cases increased among students and staff, while NCISD cases decreased since Community Impact Newspaper reported April 8. Community Impact Newspaper did not record district data for the April 15 week.

Per HISD's dashboard, the district has 151 active cases—10 of which are associated with additional buildings across the district. Since April 8, cases increased across elementary and middle schools but remained steady among high school campuses.

Student cases are highest at Groves Elementary School this week with 11 student cases. According to the dashboard, Groves Elementary has 1,124 students enrolled at the campus—the second-highest enrollment among elementary schools. The 11 cases account for about 1.14% of the on-campus student body, according to HISD's on-campus and online learning breakdown from April 19.


Meanwhile, NCISD's district dashboard shows it has 17 active cases, with cases at elementary and middle schools declining. Elementary school cases have been declining since early April, and middle school cases have remained steady since mid-March. High school cases increased by four cases, from four cases April 8 to eight cases April 22.
By Kelly Schafler

Editor, Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.



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