COVID-19: Cases rise, no deaths Sunday, DCHS football on hold

Monday, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported an additional 215 new cases of COVID-19, but no additional deaths were logged.  

There are also 122 new long-term care outbreaks reported in Mississippi, according to Monday’s MSDH report.  

DeSoto County now reports a total of 5,825 coronavirus cases since the pandemic started in March. There have been 70 DeSoto County victims related to COVID-19, 73 LTC outbreaks and 14 virus victims. 

For Mississippi, there now have been 100,703 positive cases, 3,013 deaths, 6,205 long-term care outbreaks and 1,228 long-term care deaths.  

The weekly report from DeSoto County Schools (DCS) on new virus cases and quarantines shows 28 additional positive cases among district students and 136 additional student quarantines. There are 13 new positive cases among district school staff members.

The largest number of cases reported by DCS comes from Olive Branch High School with 10, followed by nine at Southaven High School. 

Olive Branch High also has the most number of new quarantines at 38, followed by Southaven High with 34. There are 17 new quarantines reported at DeSoto Central High School, where two new cases were reported. 

The complete DeSoto County Schools report is found here.

Coronavirus is again affecting sports in DeSoto County. DeSoto Central announced Monday morning that due to COVID-19 cases, all football activities have been suspended for two weeks.

Last Friday night’s scheduled game with Southaven at Hernando was canceled with multiple members of the Southaven squad coming down with coronavirus cases. The game is not planned to be rescheduled at this time, according to Hernando athletic director David Lara.  


Bob Bakken

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