First Case of Coronavirus in Mississippi

Mississippi State Department of Health has confirmed the first case of the coronavirus in the state.

Final verification came from the centers for disease control and prevention.

The individual is an adult male from Forrest County who recently traveled to Florida. MSDH reports the patient has voluntarily isolated himself at home to prevent further transmission to others and has not been hospitalized.

The MSDH is conducting a further investigation to limit the spread of the virus from this case.

State health officer doctor Thomas Dobbs will release additional information and guidelines to Mississippians at a press conference this morning at 11:00.

Governor Tate Reeves remains in close contact with the state health officer in response to all elements of Covid- 19.

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