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Dobbs issues COVID-19 home isolation order

Mississippi Chief Medical Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs has issued an executive order requiring home isolation on first knowledge of a positive COVID-19 test in the state.

Dobbs’ order requires infected Mississippians to isolate for a 10-day period. There are also provisions for fines and possible jail time for refusal to do so.

You can read Dobbs’ order on the Mississippi State Department of Health website.

The action comes as Mississippi recorded another 5,048 cases of COVID-19 in the state and an additional 54 deaths. DeSoto County has reported 25,652 cases, 296 deaths. One additional death was reported in DeSoto County from between Aug. 8-19 and the county Friday reported 182 new COVID-19 cases.

Friday’s COVID-19 report from MSDH.

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