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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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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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.

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

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

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


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.

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

Leland – 1
Shallotte – 1

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


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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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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