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Here’s the Covid-19 case count in your child’s school. [Free]

Laney High School was the target of a 'hoax' threat that circulated on social media. (Port City Daily photo / File)
Over the past school week, Laney High identified four Covid-19 cases in its school. (Port City Daily photo/file)

SOUTHEASTERN, N.C. — In the past 14 days, more than 700 Covid-19 cases have been identified collectively in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties.

Below is a tri-county look at how the numbers impact public schools.

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New Hanover County Schools has documented 83 positive cases since Aug. 17 and assigned 168 people to quarantine for exposure at school since Oct. 12, including 18 people this week, Nov. 9-13.

The numbers of cases confirmed this week are as follows:

Bellamy – 1
Codington – 1
College Road Early Childhood Center – 1
Freeman – 1
The International School at Gregory – 1
Murrayville – 2
Mary C Williams – 1

Noble – 2

Ashley – 2
Career Readiness Academy at Mosley – 1
Hoggard – 3
Laney – 4
New Hanover – 2

The public can view the number of cases and precautionary quarantines in New Hanover County schools, as well as the central offices, on the NHCS website. The data is updated on Fridays at 5 p.m.

Brunswick County Schools has recorded 44 total positive cases in its schools this year. Of those, 34 are recovered.

Over the past school week, 101 people entered quarantine after making close contact with someone who later tested positive.

The numbers of cases identified this week, per school, are as follows.

Town Creek – 1
Union – 1

Shallotte – 2
South Brunswick – 1

North Brunswick – 1
South Brunswick – 3
West Brunswick – 1
Brunswick County Schools updates its Covid-19 daily on its website.

Pender County Schools’ spokesperson sent the following information at approximately 4 p.m. today:

“Currently: 10 people are isolated [for Covid-19] and 98 people are quarantined. This is a combination of both staff and students. 

“Collective: 427 people have shown symptoms, 871 people have been exposed and 99 people have been diagnosed. This is also a combination of staff and students.”

Pender County Schools does not identify the number of cases by school.

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Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at or on Twitter @alexsands_

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