COVID-19 cases climb by four in Franklin County
The number of positive coronavirus cases in the past six days increased by four in Franklin County, based on the latest data provided by the Mississippi Department of Health.
As of Monday, Nov. 22, the county’s cumulative COVID-19 case count — stretching back to the illness outbreak in March, 2020 — stood at 1,238.
The number of cases locally on Tuesday, Nov. 16 stood at 1,234.
The health agency also reported no new local fatalities tied to the illness in the past six days.
The total number of deaths attributed to coronavirus currently stands at 29.
Statewide, some 510,748 Mississippians have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 10,229 have died from the illness since the pandemic began.
Mississippi’s governmental state of emergency order dealing with coronavirus — which was initially put into effect in March, 2020 — finally expired at 11:59 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 20.
Gov. Tate Reeves cited increased coronavirus vaccine numbers and declining hospitalizations as reasons he allowed the order to expire.
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