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.
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.