Nearly 100 new cases of COVID-19 and one death have been reported by the Mississippi State Department of Health.
The new cases bring the state’s total up to 758 with 14 deaths. DeSoto and Hinds have the largest number of confirmed cases with 71 and 66, respectively.
It is important to remember that while elderly individuals with underlying health conditions are at higher risk for severe infections from the virus, its spread is affecting all age groups in Mississippi.
Continue to follow CDC and state guidelines that encourage social distancing, proper handwashing hygiene and covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing.
Earlier this week, Governor Tate Reeves signed a new executive order aimed at slowing the spread of the virus in Mississippi. The order mandates the suspension of dine-in services at Mississippi restaurants, limits non-essential gatherings of 10 or more people, directs businesses to allow every employee possible to work from home and instructs state residents not to visit hospitals, nursing homes, or long-term care facilities.
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