In the six southernmost counties, 31 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in staff members and 107 new cases were reported in students.
The report provided by MSDH lists the number of positive cases and quarantined individuals in schools by county, not by district.
For example, the report of cases in schools in Jackson County would cover four school districts: Ocean Springs, Moss Point, Pascagoula-Gautier and Jackson County.
MSDH defines an outbreak as 3 or more cases in a classroom or group withing 14 days.
The new cases listed are for the week of Aug. 17-21, and the total cases are counting from the beginning of the school year.
Data for schools in Stone County was not provided in this week’s report.
Additionally, a total of 98 staff members and 1,432 students were quarantined last week due to exposure to COVID-19.
Since the beginning of the school year, 77 staff members have tested positive as well as 168 students.
In Mississippi, there were 801 new cases of COVID-19 and 67 new deaths reported Tuesday by state health officials.