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266 DeSoto County students in quarantine after over 2 dozen virus cases reported among students, 11 among staff

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Updated: Aug. 31, 2020 at 1:06 PM CDT
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DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. (WMC) - DeSoto County Schools is reporting 266 of its students are currently in quarantine after 23 COVID-19 cases were identified among students and 11 among staff.

The district released data from the week of Aug. 24 through Aug. 28 showing which schools have been affected. The chart below breaks down the numbers of cases and individuals in quarantine according to schools within DCS.

School NameNumber of new confirmed COVID-19 student cases
(Aug. 24 - 28)
Number of new student quarantines
(Aug. 24-28)
Center Hill Middle School10
Center Hill Elementary School10
DeSoto Central High School244
DeSoto Central Elem School12
Hernando High School344
Horn Lake Middle School10
Lewisburg High School214
Lewisburg Middle School230
Lewisburg Elementary School15
Lewisburg Primary School25
Olive Branch High School231
Southaven High School449
Southaven Middle School131
Greenbrook Elem School011

Last week, the district reported 139 students were in quarantine with 10 virus cases among students and eight among staff.

DCS says these numbers do not include students who are quarantined by the Mississippi State Department of Health for situations unrelated to school.

According to the district, there can be quarantine situations on campus without a confirmed student case. Those situations occur as a result of close contact with an employee.

DCS says their information could be slightly different than data from the MSDH because the state’s data includes private schools.

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