The Mississippi State Department of Health on Wednesday reported the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state has risen to 377, with no new cases reported in Hancock County.

Earlier on Wednesday, the department reported the second death from the virus in Mississippi, a man from Holmes County who was between 60 and 65 years old, with underlying health conditions.

“Older adults and those with long-term health problems like heart disease or diabetes are the most vulnerable to #coronavirus, and precautions like social isolation are especially important for their health and safety,” according to an MSDH statement.

Currently, there are five confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Hancock County, 25 in Harrison County, 12 in Jackson County, 13 in Pearl River County and none in Stone County.

As of Tuesday, the CDC reported Mississippi had the twelfth-highest rate of COVID-19 infection in the nation per 100,000 residents. Mississippi had 11 cases per every 100,000 residents. Louisiana had the third-highest rate of infection in the U.S., with 30 confirmed cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 residents.

There are now two COVID-19 testing sites open in Hancock County.

• Memorial Drinkwater Internal Medicine Walk-In Clinic, 300 Drinkwater Drive, Bay St. Louis, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. –5 p.m. and Sat & Sun 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

• Memorial Hancock Family Practice, 4433 Leisure Time Drive, Diamondhead, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. –5 p.m. and Sat & Sun 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Residents are asked to call the facility before coming in for possible testing as procedures will differ from site to site. A fever of 100.4 AND severe cough or chest pain is required to receive testing.

Please call the Memorial Physician Clinic COVID-19 HOTLINE at (228) 867-5000 extended to 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to speak withclinical staff dedicated to answering COVID-19 health related questions, to receive guidance, or additional instructions if you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19. A recorded message with relevant, commonly asked questions, will be available after 8 p.m.

Call (228) 867–5000 before visiting a clinic to allow the staff to determine the next steps and to prepare for your arrival.

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