Expanded testing statewide is identifying more cases of coronavirus in Mississippi. This morning MSDH is reporting 108 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, with first coronavirus cases in Benton, Lauderdale, Quitman and Yalobusha counties. The state total now stands at 485.
New COVID-19 deaths: Four new coronavirus deaths were confirmed yesterday, bringing the state total to 5. All five deaths to date have been among Mississippians 60 or older, a reminder that strong protective measures are important for this age group.
We look forward to even more widespread testing as time goes by, which will identify larger numbers of positive COVID-19 cases, helping to better track and control this outbreak.
More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against COVID-19, are online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19 .
The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is the best way to get your questions about COVID-19 answered. Call any time: 877-978-6453.