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Over 200 Toms River Regional Schools students have tested positive

in Toms River News

More than 200 students in the Toms River Regional Schools have now tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the school year – and even more are currently home on quarantine.

According to data shared on the school homepage, roughly 1.5% of the student body has tested positive out of 14,500 students.

Health and school officials say the numbers are consistent with the rate of transmission currently seen in a county like Ocean with a high rate of spread.

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High school seniors face third COVID school year

in Toms River News

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit Shore communities, Brooke McKown was a sophomore at Jackson Memorial High School.

That was March 2020, and the initial classroom shutdown and switch to virtual learning appeared to be temporary.

“School was canceled for two weeks and we had a three-week spring break,” she recalled. “We thought we would get back to normal, but we still weren’t going to go back and it kept getting worse.”

Eventually, the school year ended with most students on virtual learning and uncertainty over what would happen next. Proms were cancelled, graduations delayed and restricted, and spring sports events quickly dropped.

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COVID-19 Cases On The Rise In Ocean County

in Toms River News

TOMS RIVER, NJ – Ocean County is experiencing a third wave that has killed 13 people in the past week and infected 1,211 people during that same period.

The Ocean County Health Department reported the highest single-day total of new Covid-19 Cases since April 9th. There were 261 cases recorded today. 24 new cases in Jackson, 51 in Toms River, 42 in Lakewood, and 41 in Brick. Ocean County also recorded 13 new deaths in the last week as well.

The OCHD does not break down its daily totals in its public reporting by age, nor does it report the severity of those cases and the number of asymptomatic patients who received positive test results. No data is available on false-positive test results.

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