Coronavirus: Two cases of COVID-19 in Pearl River County, one in Hancock County

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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.

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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.

County Cases
Copiah 2
Forrest 3
Hancock 1 * previously reported in Pearl River County
Hinds 2
Leflore 1
Monroe 1
Pearl River 2
Total Cases: 12

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.

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