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RECORD SET: Palm Beach County Schools Add Most COVID Cases Ever

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Single Day Record Set Tuesday. More Than 1,000 Cases Recorded Over One Week.

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BY: COVID DESK | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Palm Beach County School District appears to have set a record Tuesday when it recorded 345 COVID-19 cases. That record comes one day after the system added 273.

Over just one week, the Palm Beach County School District has recorded 1,012 COVID-19 cases.

With Florida Governor Ron DeSantis banning mask mandates in schools, COVID — according to those familiar with the matter — is spreading unfettered. While most students and teachers are wearing masks, it’s those who are not, or not wearing them correctly, that are causing problems. The spike is also attributed to students still returning from winter break which ended more than a week ago.

Among the notable case counts in South Palm Beach County: Olympic Heights High with 155 cases; Boca Raton High with 150 cases; Spanish River High with 115 cases; West Boca Raton Community High with 116 cases; Verde K-9 reports 108 cases; Eagles Landing Middle reports 97 cases; Calusa Elementary reports 96 COVID cases; Addison Mizner reports 96 COVID-19 cases; Omni Middle has logged 78 COVID cases; Loggers Run Middle reports 72 cases; Sunrise Park reports 71 cases; and Whispering Pines Elementary reports 57 cases.

In total, the Palm Beach County School District reports 8,824 COVID-19 cases this school year, with 7,426 students and 1,398 employees testing positive. The school district has already more than doubled the entire case count from the 2020-2021 school year.

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