New COVID numbers for schools drop below 40

The weekly report on new COVID-19 cases and quarantines in the DeSoto County School District (DCS) continued to show a falling trend throughout Mississippi’s largest public school district. 

In the report released Monday morning, the total number of new cases among the more than 34,000 students showed just 37 new coronavirus cases and 74 new quarantines.  In the previous weekly report, DCS had 50 new cases and 68 new quarantines.  

Southaven High School had the most new cases with six, followed by Walls Elementary School with four and Center Hill High School with three.  

Twenty-one schools did not report any new cases of COVID-19, according to the weekly report.  

Walls Elementary had the most number of new quarantines with 19, followed by Center Hill Middle School with 16 and Southaven Middle with 14 new quarantines.  No other schools had more than 10 quarantines and there were 28 attendance centers that had no new quarantines. 

Twenty schools had neither a new case or new quarantine in the last week, ending Friday, Oct. 22. 

Seven district staff members/teachers reported a positive COVID-19 test in the past week. 

The complete report is found here and also on the school district website.  

DeSoto County Schools COVID-19 weekly report through Oct. 22. (Courtesy DCS)

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