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HOPE, Ark. — The latest school district COVID data released by the Texas Department of State Health Services shows a second consecutive week of low case counts among Cass County school districts.

Atlanta, Queen City and Hughes Springs districts were the districts in Cass to report new cases for the most recent period of Nov. 2 - Nov. 8.

Queen City Independent School District reported four student cases and three staff cases, while Atlanta reported three student cases and three staff cases, and Hughes Springs added one student case.

Queen City's total student case count since July 27 is now at 35, bringing its on-campus student positivity rate to 4% — the highest among Cass districts.

Atlanta (1.8%) now has a total student case count of 30, while Hughes Springs is at 7. With more than 1,000 on-campus students enrolled, Hughes Springs has the lowest student positivity rate among districts in Bowie or Cass counties, at 0.65%.

Texarkana ISD added 15 new student cases and 11 more staff cases, bringing its on-campus student positivity rate to over 2%.

Its total staff count since July 27 is now at 95.

Liberty-Eylau added six student cases and three staff cases, but its rate stays low, at 1.35%.

Other Bowie County districts to report new cases include: Red Lick ISD, four students and one staff member; Maud ISD, four students; Hooks ISD, two staff members and one student; Pleasant Grove. Two students and one staff member.

Red Lick now has an on-campus student positivity rate of 4.1%, which is the highest in either county.

Simms still holds the lowest rate in Bowie County, at 0.65%.

Liberty-Eylau reported one of their new cases has having an on-campus source of infection. The rest of the new cases reported by all other districts were either off-campus or unknown.

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