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.

From MSDH:

New cases reported Wednesday, March 18, 2020

CountyCasesBolivar2Coahoma2DeSoto1Hancock1Harrison3Madison1Pearl River2Perry1Total13

  • 2 cases Bolivar
  • 2 Coahoma
  • 1 Desoto
  • 1 Hancock
  • 3Harrison
  • 1Madison
  • 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).

Jon R Myers

Jon R Myers is he executive editor of the Mississippi New Group, the largest digital only media company in Mississippi.

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