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New MSDH report shows over 23,000 Mississippi students in quarantine



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Over 23,000 Mississippi students are in quarantine across the state of Mississippi, according to a weekly report released by the Mississippi Department of Health. The total represents reported positive and quarantined students for the week of August 23 – August 27. As of August 31, at 1:30 p.m., 669 schools in 71 counties have reported.

School reporting has been impacted by Hurricane Ida and school closures.

A total of 330 new outbreaks were reported across the state this week. In total, 595 teachers and staff and 3,929 students tested positive for COVID-19 during the week of August 23 to August 27.

Since the beginning of August, 2,527 teachers and staff have contracted the virus. As of last week, 804 teachers and staff members were in quarantine, along with 23,450 students.

Since the beginning of August, 13,715 students across the state have tested positive for the virus.

(Source: MSDH)

According to the report released by the MSDH, Warren County has experienced positive COVID cases at the following schools:

  • Academy of Innovation
  • Beechwood Elementary
  • Bovina Elementary
  • Bowmar Avenue Elementary
  • Redwood Elementary
  • River City Early College
  • South Park Elementary
  • Vicksburg Catholic School
  • Vicksburg Intermediate School
  • Vicksburg Junior High School
  • Warren Central High School
  • Warren Central Junior High School
  • Warrenton Elementary


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