The Mississippi State Department of Health announced Tuesday morning that they had 71 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 320 cases.


Neither Neshoba nor Kemper counties have reported any confirmed cases as of the numbers released by MSDH on Tuesday morning.


The death toll in the state remains one, a Hancock County resident and the state’s first COVID-19 related death reported on Friday. Health officials have said the person had additional underlying health issues.




Hinds County and DeSoto County lead the state with 31 and 29 cases respectively. Winston County has two total confirmed cases. Leake and Scott counties each have two cases. Here's a link to all of the Mississippi cases.


MSDH is reporting a total of 1,872 have been tested in the state, with approximately one-sixth testing positive.


Schools and other public entities are temporarily closed until at least April 17. Restaurants and bars were advised late last week to forego dining room service for to-go or curbside service.


The state has rolled out a coronavirus hotline, which is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week at (877) 978-6453.


So far, Neshoba General has screened over 100 and tested 34. No one in Neshoba County has tested positive, but tests are pending. Thirteen of the tests have come back negative, with results pending on the others.




Screenings will continue at the Neshoba County Coliseum for those who believe they have symptoms 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Do not go to the ER or your doctor, officials said. Call (601) 663-1213 for a screening and if medical personnel believe you have the symptoms of COVID-19, you will be given a code and further instructions.

Pearl River Resort closed Thursday along with Tribal government. Some Philadelphia businesses remain open, but their front doors are locked and they are available by appointment only. 

Small business owners can begin the process immediately and apply for assistance by visiting sba.gov/disaster.

The state has rolled out a coronavirus hotline, which is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week at (877) 978-6453.

For more information, visit msdh.ms.gov or coronavirus.gov.