Health officials confirm second COVID-19 death in Mississippi

Published 9:35 am Wednesday, March 25, 2020

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health announced Wednesday the second death from COVID-19 in Mississippi. The case was a male 60-65 years old from Holmes County with underlying health conditions. He died while hospitalized. 

As of Tuesday, Mississippi had 320 cases and one previous death reported in a male 60-65 from Hancock County with underlying health conditions.  

“We knew that more deaths would be inevitable, just as we expect numerous new cases. It is a very sad update to report, regardless,” MSDH State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said. “Please do your part by practicing all preventive measures. It is vitally important that we all do what we can right now to help slow the spread of this virus.”

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