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).