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:

CountyCasesDeaths
Adams6
Amite1
Attala9
Benton2
Bolivar11
Calhoun3
Chickasaw10
Choctaw4
Clarke1
Clay2
Coahoma18
Copiah8
Covington1
Desoto651
Forrest18
Franklin3
George1
Grenada2
Hancock91
Harrison381
Hinds58
Holmes131
Humphreys2
Itawamba3
Jackson33
Jefferson1
Jones3
Kemper1
Lafayette11
Lamar4
Lauderdale12
Lawrence5
Leake4
Lee171
Leflore15
Lincoln8
Lowndes10
Madison29
Marion3
Marshall11
Monroe3
Montgomery5
Neshoba3
Newton1
Noxubee2
Oktibbeha14
Panola4
Pearl River23
Perry21
Pike12
Pontotoc4
Prentiss2
Quitman4
Rankin311
Scott7
Sharkey1
Simpson2
Smith1
Sunflower71
Tallahatchie2
Tate8
Tippah182
Tunica61
Union3
Walthall5
Washington13
Webster31
Wilkinson111
Winston4
Yalobusha3
Yazoo4
Total66313

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.

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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