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Hometown Hero - Manda Griffin

Amid this coronavirus pandemic, one local nurse practitioner is going above and beyond her duties.

Posted: May 11, 2020 11:57 AM

HOULKA, Miss. (WTVA) - Amid this coronavirus pandemic, one local nurse practitioner is going above and beyond her duties.

“I was destined to be a servant,” Manda Griffin said.

The pandemic is continuing to teach us here in north Mississippi that all superheroes don’t wear capes. Sometimes it’s a white coat.

“It’s good to know that somebody thinks of me as a hero, but I consider it to be another day,” she continued.

But it’s not. According to Johns Hopkins University, as of May 7, Mississippi ranks in the top half of coronavirus deaths in the United States.

Many medical providers are seeing patients electronically. Griffin is seeing patients from the comfort of their cars. Often, she visits them at home, putting their safety before her own.

“It’s just easier,” Griffin said. “That’s protection for my staff as well as for the patients.”

Griffin is leaving the comfort of her office every day to help her community.

“I hate that it’s under these circumstances, but I enjoy doing what we do.”

Griffin said working on the front line is not a job but a calling.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 32214

Reported Deaths: 1158
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds259141
DeSoto172418
Madison132635
Jones114049
Neshoba100473
Rankin98213
Harrison96911
Lauderdale92280
Forrest91643
Scott77915
Jackson68917
Copiah62015
Washington61710
Leake58919
Lee56220
Holmes56041
Oktibbeha55227
Wayne54515
Warren53218
Yazoo5236
Lowndes50913
Grenada5067
Leflore50053
Lamar4917
Lincoln48434
Pike45416
Monroe42534
Sunflower4208
Lafayette4094
Covington3755
Attala36523
Panola3646
Bolivar35618
Newton3479
Simpson3453
Adams31518
Tate31011
Pontotoc3046
Marion30012
Chickasaw28719
Claiborne28410
Winston2808
Noxubee2728
Jasper2676
Pearl River26532
Marshall2583
Clay24911
Smith22911
Union21810
Clarke21025
Coahoma2056
Walthall2056
Lawrence1872
Yalobusha1807
Kemper17914
Carroll16811
Humphreys1569
Tallahatchie1454
Calhoun1414
Montgomery1392
Tippah13811
Itawamba1378
Hancock13413
Webster12711
Jefferson Davis1134
Tunica1133
Jefferson1103
Prentiss1103
Greene1059
Amite1043
Wilkinson939
George913
Tishomingo891
Quitman811
Choctaw754
Alcorn742
Perry724
Stone692
Franklin452
Benton420
Sharkey370
Issaquena101
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 45263

Reported Deaths: 1007
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson5486155
Montgomery4246105
Mobile4219136
Tuscaloosa234644
Marshall177011
Madison15548
Lee143337
Shelby135724
Morgan11285
Walker98525
Baldwin9809
Elmore96215
Dallas9109
Franklin90216
Etowah79013
DeKalb7615
Chambers64327
Autauga63612
Butler63228
Tallapoosa60469
Russell5680
Unassigned52226
Limestone5181
Houston5106
Lauderdale5016
Lowndes47821
Cullman4705
Pike4525
Colbert4266
St. Clair4162
Escambia4118
Calhoun3875
Coffee3863
Covington3727
Bullock36810
Barbour3572
Talladega3237
Marengo31711
Hale31521
Dale3020
Jackson3022
Wilcox2948
Sumter28512
Clarke2836
Winston2663
Chilton2622
Blount2511
Monroe2412
Pickens2386
Marion23613
Conecuh2177
Randolph2169
Macon1999
Choctaw19712
Bibb1961
Greene1868
Perry1791
Henry1363
Crenshaw1253
Washington1187
Lawrence1090
Cherokee1037
Geneva840
Lamar801
Fayette721
Clay692
Coosa591
Cleburne391
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