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

Published 5:05 pm Thursday, April 9, 2020

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.

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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.