Nine days open, eight COVID-19 cases, latest from Mississippi’s first school to open

Published 4:58 pm Thursday, August 6, 2020

Mississippi’s first school district to start in-person classes last Monday has reported another case of the COVID-19 coronavirus, bringing the total number of virus cases in the district to eight.

“Corinth High School was notified this morning of one additional student testing positive for COVID-19,” the Corinth School District reported in a written statement. “This makes six total reported positive cases at Corinth High School.”

The district has also reported a positive virus case in a Corinth Middle School student and another case with an employee at the Corinth Elementary School, bringing the total number found in the district to eight people.

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Corinth Schools Superintendent Dr. Edward Childress told CNN that 116 students are being quarantined due to exposure to the positive coronavirus cases.