1,032 new COVID-19 cases reported today – 18 to 29-year-old age group with highest number of cases

The Mississippi Department of Health is reporting 1,032 new cases of COVID-19.

This brings the state’s total number of reported cases, since March, to 40,829. 24 additional deaths are being reported, bringing the total number of Mississippians who have lost their lives to the virus to 1,332.

Currently, there are 853 people hospitalized with confirmed infection.

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The age group with the highest number of reported cases is age 18 to 29 with over 8-thousand-seven hundred.

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Health officials remind you, based on the Governor’s executive order 1507, the following counties must practice enhanced safety protocols, including the use of a mask or face-covering in public and additional limits on social gathering sizes, beginning July 13, 2020.

  • Claiborne, De Soto, Grenada, Harrison, Hinds, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Quitman, Rankin, Sunflower, Washington, Wayne

In all businesses:

  • All employees are required to keep at least 6 feet from other employees or wear a face mask.
  • All employees must be screened at the beginning of their shift.

In retail businesses:

  • Employees in contact with the public must wear a face covering.
  • Members of the public must wear a face covering at all times in a retail business.

Gatherings and events:

  • Social gatherings are limited to 10 individuals indoors and 20 outdoors, and a distance of at least six feet between individuals must be maintained.
  • A distance of six feet or more must be maintained between others at all public events, indoors and out, or else face coverings must be worn.