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Covid-19 at Nursing Home Causes Concern in Le Flore County

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Greenwood “Long Term Care” facility is reporting 20 cases of the COVID-19 antivirus which is especially deadly to the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions. Crystal Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center says though it is a “manageable situation”. In Mississippi, 909 people are hospitalized, and 193 have died. Locally 12 people have died in Leflore County, six in Bolivar County, 3 in Washington, and 2 in Coahoma, Sunflower, and Warren Counties. The virus causes mild or moderate symptoms like fever and cough which clear up in two to three weeks but occasionally also milder cases of pneumonia develop that sometimes require hospitalization.

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