At least 11,851 students and 2,610 employees have tested positive for Covid-19 throughout the 15 largest school districts in Florida since the start of school, according to a CNN analysis.
That's more than 14,461 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the school districts started keeping track of cases for the 2021-22 school year.
The data compiled by CNN comes from Miami-Dade, Broward, Hillsborough, Orange, Palm Beach, Duval, Pinellas, Polk, Lee, Brevard, Pasco, Seminole, Osceola, Volusia and Manatee school districts.
An additional 724 people have tested positive in the Seminole school district, which didn't separate student and staff Covid-19 cases.
At least another 29,801 students and staff members have been quarantined or put on "stay home" directives due to possible exposure to Covid-19.
Several school districts in Florida have not provided details about the number of students and employees in quarantine or isolation
Some more context: Eight counties have defied Gov. Ron DeSantis by introducing mask mandates for schools as Covid-19 cases have grown. Orange County, Pinellas County and Monroe School Boards have meetings scheduled today where mask mandates are expected to come up for discussion.