Coronavirus cases in Mississippi rises to 207 as of Sunday evening

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COVID-19 cases in Mississippi as of March 22, 2020.

GULFPORT, Miss. (WXXV) — The number of coronvirus cases in Mississippi continues to rise as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens around the world.

The state total now stands at 207, with 1321 individuals tested.

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Sunday night, the Mississippi State Department of Health announced 67 new cases of coronavirus in the Magnolia State.

MSDH reports 10 cases of COVID-19 in Pearl River County, 15 cases in Harrison County, 5 in Jackson County, 4 in Hancock County, and 1 in George County.

The total number of people with confirmed or presumptive positive cases of coronavirus as of Sunday, March 22 are listed below:

County Cases Deaths
Adams 1 0
Attala 1 0
Bolivar 3 0
Chickasaw 1 0
Clay 1 0
Coahoma 7 0
Copiah 4 0
De Soto 18 0
Forrest 11 0
Franklin 3 0
George 1 0
Grenada 2 0
Hancock 4 1
Harrison 15 0
Hinds 20 0
Holmes 6 0
Humphreys 1 0
Itawamba 3 0
Jackson 5 0
Jones 1 0
Lafayette 5 0
Lawrence 2 0
Leake 1 0
Lee 6 0
Leeflore 8 0
Lincoln 4 0
Lowndes 4 0
Madison 9 0
Marshall 3 0
Monroe 2 0
Montgomery 1 0
Oktibbeha 2 0
Panola 2 0
Pearl River 10 0
Perry 1 0
Pike 3 0
Pontotoc 1 0
Rankin 7 0
Scott 1 0
Simpson 1 0
Smith 1 0
Sunflower 2 0
Tate 1 0
Tippah 7 0
Tunica 2 0
Union 1 0
Walthall 2 0
Washington 3 0
Webster 1 0
Wilkinson 3 0
Winston 2 0
Yazoo 1 0
Total 207 1

The Mississippi State Department of Health said, “With the increase of COVID-19 cases across the state, preventive actions become more important for everyone. Avoid large gatherings, keep your distance in public, keep hands clean, and stay home if you are sick.

The MSDH recommends the following precautionary measures:

  • Avoid social gatherings where 10 people or more would come into close contact.
  • Practice social distancing advice below when your are in a group of people.
  • Avoid unnecessary (non-urgent) air, bus or train travel.
  • Limit visitation to older relatives or friends (especially in nursing or care homes).

For Older Adults and People at High Risk

  • People at risk for serious illness from COVID-19 are adults 65 and over and those with a chronic illness such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease. These people should take simple precautions at all times to limit their exposure to others who may be ill:
  • Avoid all social gatherings.
  • Keep more space (6 feet if possible) between you and others as you go through the day.
  • Avoid crowds. When you do go out in public, keep away from others who are sick and limit close contact.
  • Wash your hands often, especially after being in public places.
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A native to the Gulf Coast, Brantly Keiek comes to South Mississippi from Pensacola, Florida. Brantly's passion for weather can be traced back to active hurricane seasons during his childhood. His interest in meteorology peaked when his hometown experienced back-to-back hurricane landfalls in 2004 and 2005. His desire to learn about the atmosphere led him to study at Florida State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and a Minor in Mathematics. Prior to graduating, Brantly also completed a year-long internship at WEAR-TV in Northwest Florida. Brantly enjoys the beach and looks forward to spending time on the coast. He was a competitive swimmer for nearly ten years and loves water sports. While in Pensacola, Brantly was a beach lifeguard for several years where he performed over 100 water rescues.

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