Additional cases, local deaths reported as Board of Supervisors enacts county-wide curfew

As Tippah County is among the leading counties in Mississippi for per-capita cases of COVID19 and multiple deaths have been reported in Tippah County as a result of COVID 19, the Tippah County Board of Supervisors issued a curfew to take affect on April 2nd.

Here are the numbers from the MSDH, which does not include at least one recent local death attributed to the virus, according to family of the deceased:

CountyCasesDeathsLTC Outbreaks
Adams14
Alcorn3
Amite411
Attala12
Benton5
Bolivar2711
Calhoun41
Carroll3
Chickasaw1411
Choctaw7
Claiborne1
Clarke4
Clay7
Coahoma23
Copiah10
Covington3
Desoto1031
Forrest261
Franklin3
George4
Grenada4
Hancock2212
Harrison5311
Hinds1181
Holmes161
Humphreys41
Itawamba3
Jackson5711
Jasper2
Jefferson1
Jones6
Kemper4
Lafayette161
Lamar8
Lauderdale462
Lawrence5
Leake6
Lee241
Leflore201
Lincoln14
Lowndes10
Madison551
Marion51
Marshall181
Monroe111
Montgomery81
Neshoba41
Newton4
Noxubee4
Oktibbeha201
Panola81
Pearl River361
Perry61
Pike21
Pontotoc10
Prentiss41
Quitman4
Rankin501
Scott13
Sharkey2
Simpson4
Smith61
Sunflower121
Tallahatchie2
Tate12
Tippah292
Tishomingo1
Tunica1411
Union41
Walthall10
Warren21
Washington29
Wayne1
Webster81
Wilkinson172
Winston9
Yalobusha7
Yazoo111
Total1,1772622

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 Tippah County Board of Supervisors has issued a Shelter-in-Place and Curfew Ordinance that will be in effect from 5:00am on April 2, 2020 until 5:00am on April 15 unless extended by the Board of Supervisors or superseded by other orders of the Governor or other authorities.

You can see the complete order from the Board by clicking here.

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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