COVID cases continue fall among county schools

The number of new COVID-19 cases among students in DeSoto County Schools (DCS) continued to drop last week, according to Monday’s update on cases and quarantines from the school district.  

The report, released Monday morning, indicates 178 new coronavirus cases were found among DCS schools, compared to 448 the previous week and 854 cases the week before that.  

There are also 100 new quarantines from district schools in the week ending Friday, Feb. 4, again a drop from 339 the previous week and 422 new quarantines the week before that.  

For the first time since the Omicron variant substantially took hold in the state, not all of the county attendance centers had a new case of coronavirus. Of the more than 40 schools in the state’s largest school district, Chickasaw Elementary, Olive Branch Intermediate, and Hernando Hills Elementary schools reported no new cases. 

On the other end of the spectrum, Hernando Middle had 12 new cases; there were 11 at Southaven Intermediate, and 10 each at Center Hill Middle and DeSoto Central High schools.  

Among schools with new quarantines, Greenbrook Elementary had 18, Hernando Middle reported 12, there were nine at DeSoto Central High, along with eight from Pleasant Hill Elementary, Walls Elementary, and Olive Branch Middle schools.  

A total of 32 teachers and staff members has new COVID-19 positive cases, another drop from 83 the previous week.  

The complete report is shown below and is also posted on the official DeSoto County Schools website

DeSoto County School District COVID-19 report for the week ending Friday, Feb. 4. (DCS)

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