COVID19 related death and three new cases reported in Tippah County

Three new cases of COVID19 were reported by MDHS on Thursday and local reports suggest the first COVID19 related death of a local resident, although that death hasn’t been confirmed by the state department of health.

A local male senior citizen passed away after previously contracting the disease, according to various local reports.

There are still 5 deaths reported on the MSDH website.

The three new cases were part of over 100 new cases in Mississippi reported.

From MSDH:

CountyCasesDeaths
Adams3
Attala7
Benton1
Bolivar6
Calhoun3
Chickasaw7
Choctaw4
Clay1
Coahoma17
Copiah8
Desoto49
Forrest16
Franklin2
George1
Grenada2
Hancock61
Harrison31
Hinds43
Holmes71
Humphreys1
Itawamba3
Jackson16
Jones1
Lafayette10
Lamar4
Lauderdale3
Lawrence5
Leake4
Lee15
Leflore13
Lincoln6
Lowndes8
Madison21
Marion1
Marshall7
Monroe3
Montgomery4
Newton1
Noxubee1
Oktibbeha10
Panola4
Pearl River16
Perry1
Pike12
Pontotoc3
Prentiss1
Quitman2
Rankin23
Scott4
Simpson1
Smith1
Sunflower4
Tallahatchie2
Tate6
Tippah14
Tunica51
Union2
Walthall4
Washington9
Webster21
Wilkinson81
Winston3
Yalobusha3
Yazoo4
Total4855

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 Mississippi State Department of Health is aggressively responding to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. With other state agencies, it has activated emergency operations in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Mississippi.

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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