DCS new cases drop into single digits

It could be partly due to classes being in session for only four days this past week due to Easter Monday, but DeSoto County Schools have again seen fewer than 10 new cases of coronavirus among its students the past week. 

Only nine new cases of COVID-19 were reported from the more than 40 attendance centers in the district for the week ending Friday, April 9. 

Nearly half were at one school, Hernando Middle School, where four new cases were reported.  Two new cases were found at Olive Branch High School and one each at Greenbrook Elementary, Southaven High, and Hernando High School.  

Hernando Middle also reported the most new quarantines, with 31 of the 83 quarantine reports coming from that campus.  There were 14 at Hernando High School, 13 new quarantines at Olive Branch High, 12 at Southaven High and 11 at Greenbrook Elementary. 

Southaven Intermediate had no new cases and two new quarantines reported in its building.

There was one additional new case reported among school staff members in the past week. 

The complete breakdown is found on the DeSoto County School District website.

In DeSoto County on Sunday, there were 12 new coronavirus cases and no new deaths reported. During the pandemic, the county has recorded 20,784 COVID-19 cases and 248 virus-related victims.  

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 70 new cases and no new deaths in the past 24 hours. Their report is found on the Mississippi State Department of Health website.

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