MSDH reports 100 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths; Lafayette County now with 22 cases

Published 11:01 am Monday, April 6, 2020

For the third time in the last four days, Mississippi reported at least 100 new presumptive case of COVID-19.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 100 new cases on Monday, bringing the statewide total to 1,738. There were 181 cases reported on April 3 and 183 new cases reported on Sunday. The current totals are as of 6 p.m. on Sunday, per MSDH.

Lafayette County did not report any new cases or deaths on Monday, but it did report six new cases on Friday for a single-day high and one new case on Sunday. The County’s total number of cases is currently 22 and one death.

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There were eight new deaths reported on Monday for the second straight day. The current total of COVID-19 deaths in Mississippi is 51, which is a 2.9 percent death rate in the state.

On Monday, MSDH also reported there were 20,370 tests performed between the University Medical Center in Jackson an at commercial laboratories around the state as of Sunday.

Governor Tate Reeves’ shelter-in-place order went into effect on Friday at 5 p.m. and will run through at least 8 a.m. on April 20. Lafayette County’s Board of Supervisors approved its third COVID-19 resolution during a special meeting on Friday, and Oxford’s Board of Supervisors did the same on Thursday, falling in line with Reeves’ latest executive order.