13 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in state, including one in DeSoto county
13 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Mississippi, including one in DeSoto county.
New cases reported Wednesday, March 18, 2020
- 2 cases Bolivar
- 2 Coahoma
- 1 Desoto
- 1 Hancock
- 2 Pearl River
- 1 Perry
The MSDH Public Health Laboratory is testing samples submitted by Mississippi physicians and healthcare providers around the state in cases where COVID-19 is determined to be a risk. Anyone with flu-like symptoms of fever, severe cough or severe chest pains – especially those who are older or in poor health – should call their doctor or healthcare provider for instructions on safely being examined. Healthcare providers can assess your health history and symptoms, and perform testing for COVID-19 as needed.
Protect yourself away from home
- 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).