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At least 21 schools saw Covid-19 cases this week, Nov. 16-20 [Free]

New Hanover County Schools has documented 99 positive cases this academic year. (Port City Daily photo/Alexandria Sands)

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Covid-19 numbers continue to rise, infecting more than 880 residents of New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties in the last 14 days.

Below is a tri-county look at how the numbers play out in public schools.

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New Hanover County

New Hanover County Schools has documented 99 positive cases since the start of the school year and assigned 209 people to quarantine for exposure in buildings since they reopened under Plan B. Just this week, 41 people were assigned to quarantine.

The numbers of cases confirmed Nov. 16-20 are as follows:

Elementary
Anderson – 1
Blair – 1
Bradley Creek – 1
Carolina Beach – 1
Codington – 1
Eaton – 1
Murrayville – 1
Sunset Park – 2

Middle
Myrtle Grove – 2
Roland-Grise – 1
Trask – 1

High
Ashley – 1
Laney – 3
New Hanover – 1

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

Since the start of the academic year, Brunswick County Schools has identified 54 total positive cases in its community. Of those students and faculty, 43 are recovered.

Just this week, 140 people entered quarantine after making close contact with someone who later tested positive.

The numbers of cases identified Nov. 16-20, per school, are as follows:

Elementary
Town Creek – 1
Union – 2

Middle
Cedar Grove – 1

High
Early College – 1
North Brunswick – 1
South Brunswick – 1
West Brunswick – 4

Brunswick County Schools updates its Covid-19 daily on its website.

Pender County

Pender County Schools is reporting 23 isolations for Covid-19 and 169 precautionary quarantines.

To date, 121 people have been diagnosed, 531 people have shown symptoms and 1,030 people have been exposed, according to a district spokesperson.

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


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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 alexandria@localdailymedia.com or on Twitter @alexsands_

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