The Brandon School Division announced on Wednesday night that another COVID-19 case had been discovered at St. Augustine School.
According to the BSD news release, this new case is connected to someone in a Grade 4 classroom, who may have been infectious when they attended school on Oct. 4, 7 and 8.
However, the division maintains that "the infection is not believed to be acquired at school."
This marks the third COVID-19 case that St. Augustine has registered in under a week, with BSD announcing a pair of separate cases connected to a Grade 6 classroom over the Thanksgiving long weekend.
Eleven Brandon-based K-12 schools have registered COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the fall semester on Sept. 7. These exposure sites include: Riverheights School, Vincent Massey High School, St. Augustine School, École O’Kelly, Betty Gibson School, École New Era, Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School, Kirkcaldy Heights School, Linden Lanes School and King George School.
Additionally, Christian Heritage School — which is located in Brandon but is not a BSD institution — recently had to endure an outbreak linked to the delta variant that peaked at 17 cases on Oct.1. However, the province declared on Oct. 4 that the outbreak was over.
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