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New Jersey coronavirus update: COVID-19 outbreaks impact schools in Toms River and Passaic Co.

in Toms River News

TOMS RIVER, New Jersey (WABC) — School districts in New Jersey reported 39 outbreaks this week with 219 total cases – an increase from 23 outbreaks last week.

School outbreaks are defined as cases where three or more unrelated people tested positive after contracting the virus at school.

One concerning outbreak is developing in Toms River where hundreds of students are out of class due to COVID-19 either because they tested positive for the virus or because of quarantine, according the school district website.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the district reported 223 students and 33 staff members with confirmed cases. Those figures represent total cases since the school year began and not current active infections. Another 864 students and 26 staff members are currently quarantined.

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