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As of Thursday, more students in the Stockton Unified School District continue to test positive for COVID-19, district officials said.

On Jan. 17, the school district’s COVID-19 database showed that nearly 3 percent of the student population had tested positive for the virus in the last five months.

However, positivity rates among students have now risen to 6.17 percent, with a cumulative total of 2,306 students infected with COVID-19.

In the Jan. 17 report, Cesar Chavez High School reported the highest numbers with 83 students testing positive and that number has increased to 139 this week.

In a voicemail to families and parents, the district said they are responding to a rising number of cases in schools and recognize that changing guidelines can be confusing and difficult to understand.

Parents and guardians were reminded to continue having students checked daily for symptoms of COVID before going to school or participating in any school activities.

Masks are required for staff and students indoors, according to the district.