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93% Of Mississippi Covid-19 Deaths over 50 As Of 6:00 PM Saturday


JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi is under a statewide ‘shelter-in-place’ order, although essential businesses are exempt. Agriculture businesses and workers have authority under the Governor’s orders to remain open and provide essential services. State Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson is urging ag workers to take every necessary precaution to protect themselves and their families from coronavirus. Statewide Mississippi has 1638 coronavirus cases with 43 deaths. Tennessee reports 3321 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 43 deaths, including 10 deaths in Shelby County. Arkansas has confirmed 819 cases with 14 deaths, and Governor Asa Hutchinson has issued an executive order to keep out-of-state recreational travelers out of the state to slow the spread of the virus. Only health care professionals, first responders, state and federal employees on official business, active members of the national guard, airline crew members, journalists, patients of hospitals and families and people unable to return home because of COVID-19 travel restrictions are allowed to occupy hotels, motels, and short-term rentals. Arkansas has seen a 40% decrease in travel patterns since the COVID-19 emergency began. 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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