Twenty five total cases of West Nile in Mississippi
Six new cases of West Nile Virus bring the state’s total this year to 25.
State Health Department officials say the death toll remains at one. The new cases were in Clay, Forrest, Hinds, Leake, Lowndes, and Rankin counties.
Hinds County now has six cases this year with four in Forrest, three in Rankin, and one each in Clay, Covington, Grenada, Humphreys, Jones, Leake, Leflore, Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Perry and Scott counties.
Last year, the state reported a total of 43 cases and two deaths.