More than 200 infections in DeSoto County in November 2020 have been sourced to the DeSoto Correctional Institution. According to the DeSoto County’s Emergency Management Agency contact tracing information reached the result. The Department of Health for COVID-19 contact tracing notified the agency.

The Department of Health in DeSoto and elsewhere not disclosed contact tracing information on COVID-19 as they are prohibited by law. 
The notification was due to a sharp increases in DeSoto County’s Covid-19 cases during the month of November.