One additional COVID victim reported in DeSoto County

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) Monday morning said 509 new cases of coronavirus were reported on Sunday and there were six additional deaths. 

One of the death reports came from DeSoto County, reported Sunday but occurred between April 10-22, the MSDH said.  

Mississippi has now reported a total of 313,675 cases of COVID-19 have taken place since the pandemic began in March 2020 when MSDH started reporting positive cases. There have been a total of 7,234 deaths related to the virus.  

In DeSoto County, there have been a total of 21,545 cases and 258 victims related to coronavirus.  

The complete rundown is found on the Mississippi State Department of Health website.  

During the past school week through May 7, DeSoto County Schools had 16 new cases of coronavirus reported and 128 new quarantines among its school population. There were also four staff members reporting they had been tested positive for the virus. 

DeSoto Central Middle School reported the most new cases with four. Southaven Middle School reported the most new quarantines with 33, followed by Olive Branch Elementary with 32 and DeSoto Central Middle with 27. 

The weekly update is found on the DeSoto County School District website.  

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