Tippah becomes first county with multiple deaths, 4 new cases
Tippah County became the first county in the state to register multiple deaths with their 2nd death reported. Four new cases overall were registered.
The county is a hotbed in Mississippi. As such, Ripley issued a stay at home executive order that reads in part:
Stay home. Shelter in place. No Yard Sales. No Parties. No Get-togethers. Don’t get within six feet of others. Wash your hands. Don’t attend church or funerals. Don’t hang out & visit. Don’t get your hair done. Don’t shake hands or hug. Stay Home! If your business is non-essential, close it. Use curbside or drive thru wherever possible. Stop spreading this virus!
From MSDH on total cases:
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.