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COVID infections in N.J. schools increase to 152 outbreaks, 737 cases. Here’s the county-by-county list

New Jersey on Tuesday reported eight new in-school outbreaks of the coronavirus, bringing the state’s total to 152 outbreaks and 737 cases linked among students, teachers and school staff this academic year.

Outbreaks — defined as cases in which people were confirmed to have caught or transmitted the virus in the classroom or during academic activities — have been reported in all 21 counties, according to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard.

On Tuesday, New Jersey reported another 2,516 confirmed coronavirus cases and 104 additional deaths, while more than 1 million people have received at least their first COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 543,000 have been fully vaccinated.

The Garden State’s seven-day average for new confirmed positive cases is now 2,625, down 6% from a week ago and down 40% from a month ago, as the second wave of the pandemic continues to show signs of easing.
New Jersey health officials do not identify the individual school districts that have suffered outbreaks, but those numbers are broken down by county.
The state’s totals do not include outbreaks tied to school sports teams or cases in which contact tracers failed to conclude whether students and teachers caught the virus within their schools.
The total number of school cases by county are:
  • Bergen County: 37 confirmed outbreaks and 155 linked cases
  • Camden County: 14 confirmed outbreaks and 70 linked cases
  • Salem County: 13 confirmed outbreaks and 53 linked cases
  • Monmouth County: 9 confirmed outbreaks and 25 linked case
  • Burlington County: 8 confirmed outbreaks and 26 linked cases
  • Cape May County: 8 confirmed outbreaks and 23 linked cases
  • Warren County: 8 confirmed outbreaks and 20 linked cases
  • Cumberland County: 7 confirmed outbreaks and 22 linked cases
  • Gloucester County: 7 confirmed outbreaks and 42 linked cases
  • Passaic County: 7 confirmed outbreaks and 32 linked cases
  • Sussex County: 6 confirmed outbreaks and 15 linked cases
  • Atlantic County: 5 confirmed outbreaks and 14 linked cases
  • Ocean County: 5 confirmed outbreaks and 46 linked cases
  • Morris County: 4 confirmed outbreaks and 32 linked cases
  • Mercer County: 4 confirmed outbreaks and 18 linked cases
  • Somerset County: 3 confirmed outbreaks and 9 linked cases
  • Hudson County: 2 confirmed outbreaks and 10 linked cases
  • Hunterdon County: 2 confirmed outbreaks and 7 linked cases
  • Essex County: 1 confirmed outbreaks and 92 linked cases
  • Union County: 1 confirmed outbreaks and 23 linked cases
  • Middlesex County: 1 confirmed outbreaks and 3 linked cases

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