Health Officials Confirm First Coronavirus Death in Mississippi


The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the first death from Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Mississippi.  The case was a male 60 – 65 years old man from Hancock County with chronic underlying conditions.  He died in a Louisiana Hospital.  Currently, Mississippi has reported 50 positive cases.  A total of 602 have been tested by the MSDH Public Health and private laboratories.  For more information on prevention measures and the latest guidance, download the free MS Ready Mobile app or visit  

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