MSDH confirms coronavirus case in Lafayette County

Lafayette County has its first case of the coronavirus, the MSDH confirmed.

Posted: Mar 19, 2020 12:28 PM
Updated: Mar 19, 2020 10:53 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) confirmed a case of the coronavirus in Lafayette County.

Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill made the announcement on her Facebook page Thursday morning.


Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill made the announcement on her Facebook page.

She made the announcement alongside two doctors who provided information and guidance about the virus. Open this link to watch her announcement on Facebook.

At the time, the MSDH had not included Lafayette County in its online list of cases in Mississippi.

However, the MSDH confirmed with WTVA that a case is in Lafayette County.

This brings the state total to 51 cases, as of noon Thursday.

Open this link to view the number of cases in Mississippi and Alabama.

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