Three COVID Related Deaths Reported In Last Week

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported  three COVID-related deaths in Yalobusha County during the last week, pushing the total number to 13. The state agency’s statistics showed that all three deaths were residents from the county’s general population and not in a long-term care facility.
Deaths in the county related to the novel coronavirus have been tracked by MSDH since March 11 and include seven long-term care residents and six from the county’s general population.
Tuesday’s daily report from MSDH also showed that the total number of confirmed virus cases in county has increased to 374, an increase of 24 during the last week. This includes cases that are no longer active in addition to new cases identified by testing.
MSDH continues to stress the importance of self-quarantining if you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19. Home isolation is mandatory if you have tested positive for COVID-19 by order of the State Health Officer.
The MSDH Public Health Laboratory, its partners, and private providers are continuing statewide testing for COVID-19. Anyone with symptoms of fever, severe cough or severe chest pains – especially those who are older or in poor health – should make arrangements for testing with their doctor or one of the many healthcare providers now performing testing. Healthcare providers can assess your health history and symptoms, and perform testing for COVID-19 as needed. MSDH is also helping conduct free drive-up testing sites in many parts of the state. If you plan to be tested, MSDH urges you to call ahead to the testing provider for instructions on safely being examined before you visit for your test.

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