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

508 DeSoto County students in quarantine; 52 COVID-19 cases identified among students, 34 among staff
(Source: WAVE 3 News)

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 Name Number of new confirmed COVID-19 student cases
(Oct. 26 - Oct. 30)
Number of new student quarantine
(Oct. 26 - Oct. 30)
Center Hill High School 12 58
Center Middle School 3 45
Center Hill Elementary School 1 9
DeSoto Central High School 3 44
DeSoto Central Elementary School 1 0
DeSoto Central Primary School 2 43
Hernando High School 6 47
Hernando Middle School 1 13
Oak Grove Central Elem School 1 16
Hernando Elementary School 7 68
Horn Lake High School 1 1
Horn Lake Intermediate School 1 3
Lake Cormorant High School 2 14
Walls Elementary School 3 44
Lewisburg High School 1 7
Lewisburg Middle School 1 15
Lewisburg Elementary School 0 4
Lewisburg Primary School 1 5
Olive Branch High School 1 11
Olive Branch Middle School 1 26
Olive Branch Intermediate School 0 6
Chickasaw Elementary School 0 1
Southaven High School 1 1
Southaven Middle School 1 18
Southaven Intermediate School 1 9

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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