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 PM Tuesday March 24, 2020 there were 57 new cases of Covid-19 in Mississippi, bringing the state total to 377. The state’s death toll rose to 2, with a second death being reported. The case was a male 60-65 years old from Holmes County with underlying health conditions. He died while hospitalized.
Amite, Calhoun and Prentiss counties recorded their first positive coronavirus cases.
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.
These statistics will be updated here when available from CDC.
On 3-25-2020 CDC reported:
- Total cases: 54,453
- Total deaths: 737
Totals cases reported in Northeast MS area by county:
Prentiss county had its first case reported; Lee, Marshall and Union reported new cases.
Preventive measures Mississippians can take include the following:
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, especially after coughing or sneezing, blowing your nose, and using the bathroom. Effective handwashing takes about 20 seconds, and includes cleaning under fingernails, between fingers, and washing the back of hands as well as the front.
- Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with anyone who is ill.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes. When possible, cough, sneeze or blow your nose into a tissue, and throw the tissue away.
- If you are sick, especially with shortness of breath, severe cough, fever or severe chest pain, call a doctor or healthcare provider for instructions on being safely examined.
- Avoid social gatherings where 10 people or more would come into close contact.
- Practice social distancing: stay at least six feet apart from others in a group.
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