92 Covid-19 cases reported in tri-county schools this week [Free]

Bradley Creek Elementary has seen three Covid-19 cases this week. (Port City Daily photo / Mark Darrough)

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — After the Thanksgiving break, during which many students and teachers traveled and attended gatherings, Covid-19 numbers are up in schools compared to previous weeks.

Below is a tri-county look at the status of Covid-19 in public schools from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4:

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New Hanover

Sixty-one staff and students in New Hanover County Schools tested positive for Covid-19 this week, a significant jump from the past seven weeks when the average number of identified cases was 16.

One hundred and twenty-two people were assigned to quarantine for exposure at school, according to the school district’s reporting.

As of Dec. 4, New Hanover County has recorded a total of 183 positive cases in its schools since Aug. 17.

Elementary
Alderman – 1
Anderson – 3
Bradley Creek – 3
Castle Hayne – 1
Codington – 2
Eaton – 1
Forest Hills – 2
The International School at Gregory – 2
Johnson PreK Center – 1
Murrayville – 5
Parsley – 4
Pine Valley – 1
Porters Neck – 1
Winter Park – 1
Wrightsville Beach – 1

Middle
Holly Shelter – 1
Murray – 1
Myrtle Grove – 3
Noble – 1
Roland-Grise – 2
Trask – 2
Williston – 1

High
Ashley – 3
Hoggard – 4
Laney – 5
New Hanover – 5
Southeast Area Technical – 1
Wilmington Early College – 2

Brunswick

This week 17 Brunswick County Schools students and staff members, including one person who works at the central services office, tested positive for Covid-19.

One hundred and forty people were asked to quarantine after making close contact with someone who later tested positive, according to the school district’s dashboard.

As of Dec. 1, Brunswick County Schools has recorded a total of 73 positive cases in its schools, of which 56 are recovered.

Elementary
Belville – 2
Jessie Mae Monroe – 3
Supply – 2
Union – 1

Middle
Leland – 1
Shallotte – 1

High
Early College – 3
North Brunswick – 1
West Brunswick – 2

Pender

Currently, 14 staff and students are isolating for the virus and 112 people are quarantining out of precaution, according to the Pender County Schools spokesperson.

As of Saturday, Dec. 5, a total of 690 people have exhibited symptoms of Covid-19, 1,143 people have been exposed to the virus and 152 people have tested positive.


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