Governor Reeves stresses to young people to follow rules

Governor Tate Reeves once again addressing the state this afternoon on the COVID-19 crisis still stressing to Mississippians, especially those under the age of 30, to follow CDC guidelines.

Governor Reeves said looking at categories pulled from his report of individual Mississippians who are contracting the virus today, the younger individuals are growing the fastest.

There’s been a significant increase in ages 15 to 19 and larger number of cases from those aged 21 to 30. “We had a long conversation this morning about potential new orders, I think there’s no doubt that when you look at the age groups where the new number of cases are increasing at the fastest rate, the first age group where it’s increasing at the fastest rate those between the ages 0 and 17, 34 percent growth rate in new cases since July 12th. The age group between 18 and 29, is the second fastest growing group where we’ve had 2,359 new cases over the last nine days. That’s a 30 percent increase over the total number we’ve had over the life of this particular pandemic.”

Governor Reeves anticipates that he will announce tomorrow possible restrictions on bars throughout Mississippi that will be statewide not just to the counties under the current mandate.

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