Top Mississippi hospital leader: ‘We are not on the other side’ of coronavirus fight yet

Published 5:42 pm Monday, May 4, 2020

The leader of Mississippi’s largest hospital warned Mississippian in social media post Monday that Mississippi is still very much in the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus, despite the state’s beginning to ease restrictions.

“The numbers of COVID-19 positive patients, hospitalizations, and deaths are increasing,” Dr. LouAnn Woodward wrote in a tweet.

Dr. Woodward is the vice chancellor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

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“We have not hit our peak,” she wrote. “We are not on the other side of this. Stay safe, Mississippi!”

Her message came as Mississippi reported the second-highest daily number of new coronavirus cases – 327 new cases since Sunday.

The record was set on Friday when 397 new cases were reported.

In total, 7,877 cases have been reported in Mississippi. The state has seen 310 deaths attributed to the virus. For a full round up of today’s statistics visit:

To watch Gov. Tate Reeves’ news conference about the state’s fight with the virus and his decision to begin easing restrictions, watch: