Coronavirus: 17 schools across Fife linked to positive tests

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A total of 17 schools across Fife have been linked to positive COVID tests according to the latest update from NHS Fife.

Public health test and protect teams has been investigating additional cases at six secondaries, ten primaries and one nursery.

In each instance, the number of cases is very low - Caskieberran Primary in Glenrothes has the highest with five.

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In its latest update, NHS Fife confirmed one positive COVID case associated to the nursery at Strathallan Primary School


Across the town’s primary schools, single cases have been recorded at Dunnikier, Pathhead, and Valley, while there are two cases linked to Kirkcaldy West.

Elsewhere, the protect and test teams have recorded single addition positive COVID tests at Burntisland Primary, Hyndhead in Leven, Kennoway and Methilhill, and Torryburn in Dunfermline.Among the region’s secondary schools, there are three additional cases linked to Woodmill High in Dunfermline, and one at the town’s Queen Anne High School.

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There are two positive cases at Auchmuty in Glenrothes - where the head teacher revealed this week over 400 pupils were already self isolating - and one at Glenwood High School also in the town.

There is also one positive case associated to Kirkcaldy High school.

Where there is more than one confirmed case, this does not necessarily suggest transmission within the school and may relate to a sibling or household group, or it may be separate incidences of community-acquired infection.

Where contact tracing is necessary, risk management and the provision of isolation advice has been undertaken in conjunction with Fife Council Education staff.

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