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Many of the key COVID indicators tracked by the CDC and New Jersey Department of Health are falling to levels not seen since the beginning of August. The 7 day weekly average of new positive COVID tests has dropped by more than 30%. Hospitalizations are just above 800. The rate of transmission has also fallen to .93. Anything below 1.0 indicates the outbreak is shrinking, not expanding.

7 New Jersey counties have now moved down one tier in the CDC’s daily COVID tracker. Just a few weeks ago, all counties were listed as having a ‘high’ risk of community transmission. Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Passaic and Somerset counties have been moved to having a ‘substantial’ risk of transmission.

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Toms River Schools’ COVID-19 Quarantine Numbers Down A Third

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TOMS RIVER, NJ — A week after nearly 900 Toms River Regional students were listed as in quarantine by the district due to possible coronavirus exposures, the quarantine number has fallen by more than a third.

As of 1 p.m. Wednesday, there were 561 students and 24 teachers in quarantine, according to the district’s dashboard, which is updated daily. That is 3.76 percent of the district’s 14,600 students and just over 1 percent of the more than 2,200 staff members.

Those numbers have declined about 34 percent from the 864 students and 26 staff members who were in quarantine a week ago, when eye-popping numbers in quarantine made headlines.

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