Mississippi announced single-digit deaths due to coronavirus for the first time in over a month with nine death reported by the Mississippi State Health Department Friday.
The state has recorded 803 deaths since it started counting on March 12.
Clarksdale will be under executive orders at least one more week as the Board of Mayor and Commissioners decided to mirror the state’s leadership and follow the Governor's guidelines.
“We are in the midst of the second wave of COVID-19 cases in Mississippi,” said Clarksdale Mayor Chuck Espy. “We have seen an uptick and I want to remind people roaming around, if you don’t have essential business to do, go home.”
Coahoma County reported only one new case of coronavirus Thursday, but it also recorded its fourth death.
More testing has turned up more cases of COVID-19 in Coahoama County with five new cases reported Wednesday and ten new cases reported over the holiday weekend.