Since its start in the Wuhan region of China, novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has spread, leading to cases across Asia, Europe and now the United States.
Mississippi announced its first presumptive case on March 11. Alabama announced its first case just two days later. Health officials in both states expect the number of cases to grow.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed a Shelter-In-Place order on April 1. The order goes into effect on April 3.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a Shelter-In-Place order on April 3. The order goes into effect on April 4.
Stay with WTVA 9 News for updates as we track new developments in Mississippi/Alabama and beyond.