Coronavirus: Mississippi cases up 20 percent, South’s total cases approach 4,000
Published 9:04 am Monday, March 23, 2020
The Mississippi State Department of Health reported Monday the number of cases of COVID-19 coronavirus had increased approximately 20 percent since Sunday’s last report.
The state reports 249 cases have been identified in Mississippi, that’s up from 207 cases reported Sunday.
One Mississippian has died as a result of the coronavirus.
Here’s where the cases in Mississippi have been found:
All Mississippi cases
Numbers are increasing across the South.
Here’s a breakdown, by state, from Monday morning (not all states have updated numbers since Sunday):
Alabama: 157 positive cases, 0 deaths.
Arkansas: 168 positive cases.
Florida: 937 positive cases, 13 deaths.
Georgia: 620 positive cases, 25 deaths.
Louisiana: 837 positive cases, 20 deaths.
Mississippi: 249 positive cases, 1 death.
Tennessee: 505 positives cases.
Texas: 334 positive cases, 5 deaths.
Total cases across the South: 3,807
The number of people infected worldwide surpassed the 351,000 mark. Deaths were more than 15,300, but the number of people considered recovered reached more than 100,000, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.
The University’s tracking shows approximately 35,241 cases in the U.S., making the U.S. the country with the third highest number of cases behind China and Italy, which reported 81,496 and 59,138, respectively.
Everyone is warned to take the necessary precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay safe and healthy.
These precautions include:
- Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and frequently
- Covering your cough or sneeze with your arm
- Avoiding touching your face
- Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
- Avoiding close contact with others
- And staying home if you are sick