The Mississippi State Department of Health reported two additional death from the COVID-19 coronavirus Friday, and 94 new cases, bringing the state’s reported case total to 579 and deaths to eight.
No cases have yet been confirmed in Warren, Issaquena or Claiborne counties, although neighboring Hinds County has now reported 50 cases, the second-largest number of cases in the state. Desoto County has reported 63 cases.
According to MSDH, one death from the virus has been reported in each of the following counties: Hancock, Harrison, Holmes, Rankin, Tippah, Tunica, Webster and Wilkinson.
Similar to other areas of the country, Mississippi’s cases skew toward those over age 60; however, no age group is immune to the disease. Hospitalization has been required for 124 patients.
As of Thursday, March 26, the MSDH Public Health Laboratory has tested 3,139 people. The number of tests completed by outside providers is not known.
Anyone with symptoms of fever, severe cough or severe chest pains – especially those who are older or in poor health – should call their doctor or health-care provider for instructions on safely being examined. Healthcare providers can assess your health history and symptoms and perform testing for COVID-19 as needed.
For a list of providers testing in Mississippi, click here.
For additional information, please visit the MSDH website.
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