School district reports new virus cases

DeSoto County Schools reported 17 new cases of coronavirus and 122 new quarantines at its attendance centers in the past week, ending April 30. 

The district provided its latest report on coronavirus over the weekend and posted its report on the district website.  

Of the 17 new cases, three each were found at Hernando High School and Lewisburg High School.  There were two new cases each at Hernando Middle and at Olive Branch Elementary. Another two new cases came from Southaven Elementary School.  

There were three schools that reported more than 20 quarantines in the past week, according to the district report. Hernando Middle had 33 new quarantines, Lewisburg Middle reported 32, and there were 22 new quarantines at Olive Branch Elementary.  

Six new positive cases of the virus were reported among district teachers and staff.  

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

While Gov. Tate Reeves’ latest executive orders eases restrictions for mask wearing in the state, masks continue to be worn in schools during classroom settings for the rest of the school year.  

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