No increase in COVID-19 cases among students in Neshoba County

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There have been no new cases of COVID-19 among students throughout Neshoba County within the last week, according to data from the Mississippi State Department of Health. 

The data have not been updated since Monday, Sept. 9 and specific schools are not named. 

There have been 30 students in the county test positive and another seven faculty/staff, an increase of two.

According to MSDH, a total of 31 students in Neshoba County had been quarantined due to exposure during the week of Aug. 31-Sept. 1. 

The state does not report which specific school districts are impacted and by how much, though both the Philadelphia Public School District and Neshoba County School District have confirmed cases.

On Monday, Gov. Tate Reeves extended his safe return order and relaxed restrictions on businesses and social gatherings. Maximum capacity at restaurants, gyms, retail businesses, etc. increased to 75 percent.

On Tuesday, the state reported only 505 new cases and 28 new deaths.

In Neshoba County, 32 cases have been identified in the last week, bringing the total here to 1,505. 

In total, 90,523 Mississippians have either been confirmed or presumed to have COVID-19, with 2,734 total deaths. 

As of Tuesday, the state reported 102 COVID-related deaths in Neshoba County, up one from 101 last week. There have been 111 cases in long-term care facilities in Neshoba County and 37 deaths.

The MSDH is reporting statewide that hospitalizations have declined from 608 to 524 since last week, with ICU patients idle around 178. Ventilator usage dropped from 111 to 88.

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has reported a total of 1,098 positive cases among Tribal members, with nearly half of those coming from the Pearl River community.

The Tribe only saw an increase of five positive cases within the last week. The Tribe has tested 4,738 members, with 3,546 negative results. Of the positive cases, 1,018 have recovered, 78 have died and four are still hospitalized.


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