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:
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.