Mississippi’s Coronavirus Total Now Up To 2,942

161 new cases have been added to Mississippi’s Coronavirus total bringing it up to 2,942.

98 people have died due to complications from the virus. 2 new deaths were reported yesterday.

The virus now spreads through all but one of Mississippi’s 82 counties. Issaquena county still has not reported a positive case of the virus.

In information obtained by the state health department, only 29% of people are hospitalized due to the virus.

Please remember that we are under a shelter-in-place order as of Friday, April 3rd until Monday, April 20th.  This order prevents gatherings of 10 or more people and limits travel to essential only.

You are still allowed to go outside, walk your dog, take a drive, go to the grocery store, or go to a restaurant to pick up food.

As of now, all dining-in options at restaurants  are closed due to the COVID-19.

The CDC also recommends you to wear a mask when you are out in public and keep a safe distance of 6 feet from other individuals.

Also, if you have been tested for COVID-19 and are waiting to get your test results back, please stay at home. The health department recommends you stay in a certain room in your home and to avoid contact with other family members as much as possible. These steps could possibly prevent the spread of the virus.