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Over 15,000 Mississippi students are quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure



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Over 15,000 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 30 – September 3. As of September 8, at 8 a.m., 817 schools in 72 counties have reported.

(Source: MSDH)

A total of 123 new outbreaks were reported across the state this week. In total, 476 teachers and staff and 2,869 students tested positive for COVID-19 during the week of August 30 – September 3.

Since the beginning of August, 3,616 teachers and staff have contracted the virus. As of last week, 570 teachers and staff members were in quarantine, along with 15,398 students.

Since the beginning of August, 18,825 students across the state have tested positive for the virus.

(Source: MSDH)

(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
  • Dana Road Elementary
  • River City Early College
  • South Park Elementary
  • Vicksburg Catholic School
  • Vicksburg High School
  • Vicksburg Junior High School
  • Warren Central High School
  • Warren Central Junior High School


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