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Queen City Independent School District reported a total of 10 new COVID-19 cases for the most recent period of Oct. 5-11 in the latest school district COVID data released by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

QCISD reported six new student cases and four new staff member cases, with one having a source of infection of off-campus and the other nine being unknown.

Prior to this week, Queen City's percentage of total students on-campus having tested positive since July 27 was under 1%, but after these cases were added, that percentage has risen to 1.72% — second-highest among Cass County school districts. This includes the number of total reported cases divided by the on-campus student enrollment reported as of Sept. 28.

The highest percentage in Cass County remains at McLeod ISD, at 2.89%. It has 11 total student cases and one new student case, in addition to eight total staff cases and one new staff case. The district's Sept. 28 student enrollment was 381.

Linden-Kildare Consolidated ISD still holds the lowest percentage with only 0.46% of its total enrollment of 1,083 students having tested positive since July 27. However, L-K CISD did report four new staff member cases, after previously having zero total.

Other Cass districts with new cases included Atlanta ISD, with three new staff members.

Reporting the most cases in Bowie County was Pleasant Grove ISD, with seven new student cases and one new staff member. The source of infection was off-campus for five of the cases and unknown for three.

This brings PGISD's percentage of total students testing positive since July 27 to over 1% for the first time, with a Sept. 28 on-campus enrollment of 1.945. It also has five total staff cases.

Despite having no new cases reported, Dekalb ISD still has the highest percentage of total positive student cases, at 1.84%.

Malta ISD has the lowest percentage at 0.46% with no new cases reported.

Despite having three Facebook posts on its high school page regarding positive cases during the most recent reporting period, Liberty-Eylau ISD had no data included on its reports for this week.

Other Bowie districts with newly-reported cases included: Hooks ISD, three students and three staff members; Red Lick ISD, two students and one staff member; Simms ISD, two students and one staff member; Texarkana ISD, two students and three staff members.

There was only one case with a school-reported source of infection of on-campus at Hughes Springs. All other new cases were either reported as off-campus or unknown.

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