Mississippi governor announces mask mandate for seven additional counties

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Governor Tate Reeves announced additional measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Mississippi. He announced seven additional counties are now under a masks mandate, along with the nine counties that were placed under the mandate last week.

The seven counties are as follows:

  • Benton
  • Carroll
  • Harrison
  • Jones
  • Leake
  • Madison
  • Marshall

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said 580 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized. He said 157 patients are in intensive care units, and 66 of those patients are on ventilators. According to Dr. Dobbs, the state has 19% ICU capacity. He said those numbers are stable at this time.

You can watch the full news conference below:

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