GULFPORT, Miss. (WXXV) — Thursday morning, the Mississippi State Department of Health announced 108 new cases of coronavirus in the Magnolia State.
The total for COVID-19 cases Mississippi now stands at 485, with 2776 individuals tested by the MSDH Public Health Laboratory.
Five people have died in Mississippi as a result of the coronavirus, including one reported in Hancock County last week.
MSDH reports 16 cases of COVID-19 in Pearl River County, 31 cases in Harrison County, 16 in Jackson County, 6 in Hancock County, and 1 in George County.
The total number of people with confirmed or presumptive positive cases of coronavirus as of Thursday, March 26 are listed below:
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.