Stay at Home Order for Mississippi Through April 20

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Governor Tate Reeves issued a statewide stay-at-home order on Wednesday to try to slow the spread of coronavirus. The order takes effect at 5:00 PM Friday and will be in effect until Monday, April 20th. Mississippi has 1073 coronavirus cases with 22 deaths. Bolivar County has 25 cases, Coahoma and Washington Counties have 22 and Leflore County 20. Arkansas has confirmed 564 cases of the virus with eight deaths. In Tennessee, there have been 23 deaths and 2239 confirmed COVID-19 cases. 497 cases are in Shelby County where health officials have traced the first reported coronavirus cases in early March to two people who went to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. For most people coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms like fever and cough which clear up in two to three weeks but milder cases of pneumonia sometimes require hospitalization. The risk of death is greater for older adults and people with underlying health problems.

 


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