Desoto County News

COVID-19 numbers lower

Figures trending downward while world reaches somber death toll

Mississippi State Department of Health officials Monday released its weekend figures for cases, deaths, and long-term care outbreaks of COVID-19. 

For the weekend of March 4-6, the state reported 609 new cases of coronavirus. There were 20 new death reports due to the virus and 59 long-term care outbreaks.

DeSoto County recorded no additional death reports over the weekend. The pandemic totals are now 49,909 cases and 539 deaths in the two years the pandemic has been declared. 

COVID-19 is close to having disappeared in DeSoto County Schools, at least it appears to be for now. Last week, DCS reported just three new cases and two new quarantines. 

The three cases were reported (one each) at Lewisburg Intermediate, Lewisburg Elementary, and at Southaven High School. The two quarantines were at Lewisburg Intermediate. There were no staff members or teachers who reported new positive tests for coronavirus in the past week, ending March 4. 

John Hopkins University this weekend said there have now been more than six million people globally who have died due to coronavirus. The United States, undoubtedly, has seen the most fatalities with more than a million fatalities recorded in just the U.S. alone, although the numbers have been trending downward over the past month. 

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