71 new cases reported in Mississippi as total goes over 300

Seventy one new cased of COVID-19 have been reported in Mississippi as of 6 pm on March 23rd.

This brings the state total to 320 with still just one death.

The total cases are as follows:

CountyCasesDeaths
Adams20
Attala30
Bolivar40
Chickasaw60
Choctaw10
Clay10
Coahoma110
Copiah50
De Soto290
Forrest140
Franklin30
George10
Grenada20
Hancock51
Harrison240
Hinds310
Holmes60
Humphreys10
Itawamba30
Jackson100
Jones10
Lafayette80
Lamar20
Lawrence20
Leake20
Lee120
Leflore100
Lincoln40
Lowndes60
Madison140
Marion10
Marshall30
Monroe30
Montgomery20
Newton10
Noxubee10
Oktibbeha50
Panola20
Pearl River130
Perry10
Pike70
Pontotoc20
Rankin130
Scott20
Simpson10
Smith10
Sunflower30
Tallahatchie20
Tate10
Tippah110
Tunica30
Union10
Walthall20
Washington50
Webster20
Wilkinson40
Winston20
Yazoo30
Total3201

The department of health reports that cases that were contracted starting March 17th may not be in the reporting system yet.

27% of cases in the state have required hospitalization thus far, with 2% of cases unknown.

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.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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