MS COVID-19 3-24-2020: cases rise steeply

New Albany MS MS dept of health First flu
March 24th, 2020     General News

About the case count: The MS Department of Health currently updates its map and statistics each morning with test results from the previous day. Outside laboratories also report positive test results, which are included the totals.

As of 6:00 PM Monday March 23, 2020, there were 71 new positive cases reported throughout the state of Mississippi. This brings the state’s total positive cases to 320. The death toll remains at one.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updates reports nationwide cases of COVID-19 at noon Mondays through Fridays. Numbers close out at 4 p.m. the day before reporting. On 3-24-2020 CDC reported:

  • Total cases: 44,183
  • Total deaths: 544

 

Totals cases reported in Northeast MS area by county:

Chickasaw      6

Itawamba       3

Lafayette        8

Lee                12

Marshall          3

Monroe           3

Pontotoc         2

Tippah           11

Union               1

 

Please practice social distancing and frequent, proper hand washing:

Washing hands the proper way:  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/world/how-to-wash-your-hands-coronavirus.html

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