BREAKING: Mississippi reports first day with over 1000 cases, issues critical warning

Mississippi had their first day with over 1000 COVID19 cases on Thursday, according to the Health Department.

They issued the following:

Today MSDH is reporting 1,092 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 5 new deaths. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 24,516, with 1,016 deaths.

50 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities, and there are now 86 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff).

Currently there are 526 Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection, and 219 with suspected COVID-19.

Prevention at this time is critical. The State Health Officer urges all Mississippians aged 2 and older to wear a mask or face covering in public places and maintain strict social distancing.

More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against coronavirus, are online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19

The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is the best way to get your questions about COVID-19 answered. Call 877-978-6453 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.

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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