Biloxi Fire Department nearly back to full staff after Coronavirus impacts department

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The Biloxi Fire Department, which had as many as two dozen firefighters out because of the Coronavirus, is expected to be back to full staff this week, except for one firefighter who has recently tested positive for the virus.

Biloxi Fire Chief Joe Boney made the announcement this morning during a weekly teleconference among city department and division heads.

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“We’ll have everyone back by the end of the week,” Boney said, “and the one who has tested positive will be out for another two weeks. Overall this is great news for us.”

The Mississippi State Department of Health today reported that 161 new cases of the coronavirus were reported in the last 24 hours statewide. That brings the total to 2,942 confirmed cases statewide. There have been 98 deaths statewide, including two reported in the past 24 hours.

In Harrison County, the total number of identified cases stands at 112, which is an increase by two from yesterday.

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