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COVID-19 Update: Lincoln County marks second death from coronavirus

Another Lincoln County resident has died from COVID-19, according  to data released by the Mississippi State Department of Health, bringing the total to two.

Six additional cases in the county have been identified, along with 257 cases state-wide. That brings the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi to 2,260, with 32 in Lincoln County. There have been 76 deaths state-wide as of 6 p.m. Wednesday.

King’s Daughters Medical Center noted in its Wednesday update that the hospital has sent 354 tests to state labs. It takes between three and eight days to receive test results.

KDMC recommends that those with fever, cough or shortness of breath should call their healthcare provider to be evaluated.

“Before visiting a physician’s office, an immediate care facility or the emergency room, call ahead and alert the medical facility,” KDMC wrote in their recommendation. “This allows medical personnel to prepare for the possibility of a coronavirus infection prior to arrival.”

KDMC is still providing a COVID-19 screening site behind the emergency room. Those wishing to be screened are asked to call 601-835-9455 before visiting the site. The screening site is open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. every day of the week, and should be accessed by following the signs on Brookman Drive.