Mississippi Department of Health reports 847 cases of COVID-19 statewide; death toll up to 16
The Mississippi Department of Health is reporting 89 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi as of Monday, March 30.
The new cases were identified by testing from the state Public Health Laboratory and private testing providers.
Two new deaths have also been confirmed, in Amite and Leflore counties, bringing the statewide total number of coronavirus-related deaths to 16.
The state now has a total of 847 cases of COVID-19.
In South Mississippi, MSDH reports 44 cases of COVID-19 in Harrison County, 39 cases in Jackson County, 27 in Pearl River County, 15 in Hancock County, and 3 in George County.
MSDH said Monday morning, “While most Mississippi coronavirus deaths have been in those over 60 years old, keep in mind that it can be a serious risk for those with long-term health problems at any age. If you have diabetes, heart disease, or other chronic illness, follow your doctor’s recommendations closely. This is also a time for everyone to concentrate on staying in good overall health.”
The total number of people with confirmed or presumptive positive cases of coronavirus as of Monday, March 30 are listed below:
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.