Desoto County News

DCS new COVID numbers continue to fall

Another week, another drop in COVID-19 cases and quarantine numbers for the DeSoto County School District, which on Monday reported the number of positive cases among students had dropped to 189, or 0.55 percent of the student population. New quarantines have also fallen to 375, or 1.09 percent of the more than 34,000 students in Mississippi’s largest public school district. 

The problem areas in the past week were at Southaven High School with 18, Pleasant Hill Elementary School at 14, and DeSoto Central High School with 13 new cases. 

The most number of new quarantines were at Southaven Middle School with 66, followed by Horn Lake Middle School with 42 and Southaven Middle School with 40. 

The 42 new quarantines at Horn Lake Middle amount to 4.02 percent of the student body. 

Twenty-seven teachers and staff members reported positive coronavirus cases during the past week.  

NOTE: A technology error in reporting Monday caused case numbers from one school to not be included in the weekly report. The corrected report is found below. The school had reported their numbers to Central Services but the tech error did not include them in the original report. The updated figures add four additional positive cases.

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