MISSISSIPPI (WXXV) — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announced two new cases of coronavirus within the Magnolia State late Monday morning.
Two new COVID-19 cases, one in Pearl River County and one in Monroe County, have been identified by the MSDH Public Health Laboratory.
MSDH has also issued a correction regarding a case previously reported in Pearl River County; this patient was from Hancock County.
Mississippi’s total of coronavirus cases now stands at 12.
|Hancock||1 * previously reported in Pearl River County|
As of Monday morning, 289 individuals had been tested by the MSDH Public Health Laboratory for COVID-19.
Last week, the MSDH Public Health Laboratory began testing samples submitted by Mississippi physicians and healthcare providers in cases where COVID-19 is a possibility.
Anyone with flu-like symptoms, especially those who are older or in poor health, are encouraged by MSDH to see a healthcare provider as a matter of general good health. Healthcare providers can assess individual cases which may need specific testing for COVID-19.