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Jump in Mississippi COVID-19 cases overnight to 34



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Overnight, the number of COVID-19 cases in Mississippi has jumped by 13, although no cases have been reported in Warren County, yet.

On Wednesday, March 18, the Mississippi State Department of Health said that out of 513 people tested by its Public Health Laboratory, 34 have tested positive for the virus, or 6.5%.

New cases reported Wednesday, March 18, 2020

County Cases
Bolivar 2
Coahoma 2
DeSoto 1
Hancock 1
Harrison 3
Madison 1
Pearl River 2
Perry 1
Total 13

All Mississippi cases to date

County Cases
Bolivar 2
Coahoma 2
Copiah 2
DeSoto 1
Forrest 3
Hancock 2
Harrison 4
Hinds 6
Jackson 1
Leflore 4
Madison 1
Monroe 1
Pearl River 4
Perry 1
Total 34

With the increase of COVID-19 cases across the state, preventive actions become more important for everyone. Avoid large gatherings, keep your distance in public, keep hands clean and stay home if you are sick.

Testing for COVID-19 is not being performed at county health departments. To be tested, contact your physician or a healthcare provider.

For more information, visit the MSDH website.

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