Prentiss County gets first confirmed case of COVID19 as state reports second death

Prentiss County got its first confirmed case of COVID19 with the update released by MSDH.

From MSDH, there were 57 new cases in the state identified.

Cases of COVID-19 continue to be identified in U.S. states and in Mississippi. This is a rapidly changing situation that is continually being monitored by the CDC and MSDH as more cases in the U.S. are expected.

Mississippians are advised to take health precautions to prevent the possible transmission of disease, and stay in touch for the latest information on the situation in Mississippi.

From MSDH, here are cases:

CountyCasesDeaths
Adams20
Amite10
Attala40
Bolivar40
Calhoun10
Chickasaw60
Choctaw30
Clay10
Coahoma110
Copiah60
De Soto360
Forrest150
Franklin30
George10
Grenada20
Hancock51
Harrison250
Hinds380
Holmes71
Humphreys10
Itawamba30
Jackson120
Jones10
Lafayette80
Lamar20
Lawrence30
Leake30
Lee140
Leflore130
Lincoln40
Lowndes60
Madison170
Marion10
Marshall40
Monroe30
Montgomery40
Newton10
Noxubee10
Oktibbeha70
Panola20
Pearl River130
Perry10
Pike100
Pontotoc20
Prentiss10
Rankin200
Scott30
Simpson10
Smith10
Sunflower30
Tallahatchie20
Tate20
Tippah110
Tunica30
Union20
Walthall30
Washington50
Webster20
Wilkinson50
Winston30
Yazoo30
Total3772

The MSDH Public Health Laboratory is testing samples submitted by Mississippi physicians and healthcare providers around the state in cases where COVID-19 is determined to be a risk. 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 healthcare provider for instructions on safely being examined. Healthcare providers can assess your health history and symptoms, and perform testing for COVID-19 as needed.

The nearest quick local testing center is in Corinnth or Tupelo.

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