Confirmed cases statewide surpasses 1,000, second positive case reported in Warren County

Published 10:18 am Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 Wednesday surpassed the 1,000-mark as state officials announced 136 new cases.

Total, the number of confirmed cases in Mississippi stands at 1,073. The state also announced the second confirmed case in Warren County.

Also, the number of virus-related deaths is now 22.

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Also Wednesday, officials with University of Mississippi Medical Center reported that 75 tests were conducted during the one-day test held Tuesday in Vicksburg.

MSDH reports cases based on a patient’s physical address, as opposed to the county of the facility that conducted the test.

As for testing, local healthcare providers are conducting tests on those who are symptomatic and who have been initially screened.

The guidelines for testing remain the same. Those who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 — a fever of 100.4 or higher, upper respiratory issues like coughing, wheezing and/or shortness of breath, if a patient has been directly exposed to someone who has tested positive, traveled, been out the country or visited one of the areas defined by the Centers for Disease Control as an area of concern — and who have gone through an initial screening will be tested.

Health officials urge the community to no go to the hospital’s emergency room if you are feeling symptomatic, but instead contact your healthcare provider first.