CPS: 160 COVID-19 cases in first week-and-a-half of school

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CHICAGO — New numbers have been released for COVID-19 cases in Chicago Public Schools since in-person classes started a week-and-a-half ago.

The district website reports 160 confirmed cases associated with schools since Aug. 29 — 71 of the cases involved adults, 89 were students.

District-wide, hundreds of people have been identified as close contacts of those infected and are being told to quarantine for two weeks.

The Chicago Teachers Union said it has received more reports of COVID-19 cases and fears over-crowding and a lack of social distancing will help the virus spread.

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