Desoto County News

Nearly 70 new COVID-19 cases in DCS schools

DeSoto County Schools has come out with its latest report on new coronavirus cases at its district schools.  

For the school week ending Dec. 4, there were 66 new cases of coronavirus reported in Mississippi’s largest school district and 369 additional quarantines.  

The most new cases in DCS schools came from Horn Lake High School, where six new cases were found.  Five additional cases were each found at Olive Branch High School and DeSoto Central Middle School.  

There were seven schools that did not report a new coronavirus case last week. The seven were: Hernando Elementary, Horn Lake Middle, Horn Lake Intermediate, Horn Lake Elementary, Shadow Oaks Elementary, Walls Elementary, and Hope Sullivan Elementary schools.  

Hernando Middle School had the most new quarantines for the week with 50, followed by Southaven Elementary School with 36 and Olive Branch Middle School with 30.  

There were 33 school staff members, teachers and support staff, who had a positive test for COVID-19 during the week ending Dec. 4.  

The complete report on school cases is found on the DCS district website. 

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