508 DeSoto County students in quarantine; 52 COVID-19 cases identified among students, 34 among staff

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Published: Nov. 2, 2020 at 4:17 PM CST
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DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. (WMC) - DeSoto County Schools is reporting 508 of its students are currently under quarantine after 52 coronavirus cases were identified among students and 34 among staff.

The district released data from the week of Oct. 26 through Oct. 30 showing which schools have confirmed cases. 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
(Oct. 26 - Oct. 30)
Number of new student quarantine
(Oct. 26 - Oct. 30)
Center Hill High School1258
Center Middle School345
Center Hill Elementary School19
DeSoto Central High School344
DeSoto Central Elementary School10
DeSoto Central Primary School243
Hernando High School647
Hernando Middle School113
Oak Grove Central Elem School116
Hernando Elementary School768
Horn Lake High School11
Horn Lake Intermediate School13
Lake Cormorant High School214
Walls Elementary School344
Lewisburg High School17
Lewisburg Middle School115
Lewisburg Elementary School04
Lewisburg Primary School15
Olive Branch High School111
Olive Branch Middle School126
Olive Branch Intermediate School06
Chickasaw Elementary School01
Southaven High School11
Southaven Middle School118
Southaven Intermediate School19

DCS says the numbers in the chart above 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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