The Mississippi Department of Health reported at 11 a.m. on May 20, 263 new cases and 16 new deaths as of 6pm May 19, 2020. The totals are now 10,801 COVID-19 positive persons in the state with 493 deaths. Cases reported to the MSDH after 6 p.m. will be reported later.
Choctaw County has 24 cases with 2 deaths, Webster County has 22 cases and 1 death and Winston County has 86 cases with no deaths recoded by MDHS. MDHS recording deaths maybe lagged behind due to many factors.
Wear a mask in public places
All Mississippi residents should wear non-medical grade masks or homemade cloth masks when shopping, running errands, or otherwise away from home. Face covering is especially important when a distance of at least 6 feet cannot easily be maintained between persons. This recommendation does not include manufactured (surgical) or N95 masks, which should be reserved for healthcare workers and first responders.