While COVID-19 is still out there, Mississippi is reporting single digit fatality numbers for the third straight day Monday.
The Mississippi State Department of Health reported eight deaths due to coronavirus on Saturday, two on Sunday and four Monday.
Less than a half a percent of Coahoma County has contracted coronavirus over the past 79 days and the community reported three new cases Thursday.
The county has recorded 131 cases of the disease and 31 cases over the past 15 days after two weeks of intense testing around the county uncover more cases.
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.