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Coronavirus latest in Mississippi: COVID-19 cases jump to 758, 14 deaths

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Mississippi jumped Saturday to 663 with the addition of 84 new cases. The number of deaths is now at 13.

The latest death from the coronavirus was someone in Wilkinson County between the age of 40-49 years old.

Five deaths were reported in Desoto, Lee, Perry, Sunflower, and Tippah counties Saturday.

The state’s first COVID-19 death was that of a Hancock County man, who was also in his 60s and had previously diagnosed health issues, MSDH officials said.

More people are being tested, so the number of positive cases is increasing, health officials said. The first Mississippi case of coronavirus was announced March 11.

Schools, colleges and universities have been closed since the crisis began. Many school districts are offering grab-and-go meals and online curriculum during the extended break.

MSDH has an updated list on its website. CLICK HERE

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