LAFAYETTE Co., Miss. (WTVA) -- The Lafayette County Emergency Management Director warned the community, with coronavirus case numbers much lower than they were a few weeks ago, he wants to remind everyone to follow the guidelines to prevent the spread.
"About six weeks ago was our highest point," said EMA director Steve Quarles.
According to the New York Times, Lafayette County is number 11 with the most cases in the entire state as of Wednesday.
"We had close to 440 estimated active cases in the county," said Quarles.
However, since then, Quarles says case numbers dropped.
"For the last week, we've been somewhere around 110 active cases," said Quarles.
He says the county supervisors put guidelines in place, like mandatory masks and mandatory social distancing.
"We came down and now we're kind-of running leveled for about the last week," said Quarles.
Quarles says as of right now masks are not mandatory in the county however, they are recommended.