Five new deaths in state; total cases now at 663

Published 11:01 am Saturday, March 28, 2020

This morning MSDH is reporting 84 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi identified by testing from the state Public Health Laboratory and private testing providers. Five new deaths have also been confirmed, in De Soto, Lee, Perry, Sunflower and Tippah counties. The state total of cases now stands at 663, with 13 deaths.

Panola County is now showing four confirmed cases. Lafayette has 11, Tate has 8,  Quitman has 4, Coahoma has 18, Grenada and Tallahatchie have 2 each, and Yalobusha has 3. DeSoto County remains the state’s leading infections per county with 65.

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