More than 3,000 added virus cases over holiday weekend

Another indication that COVID-19 remains a health threat in Mississippi comes in the latest update on cases from the Mississippi State Department of Health, which Tuesday reported an additional 3,240 cases of the virus over the Independence Day holiday weekend.  

That brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Mississippi to 839,997. There was one additional death reported due to the virus for a total of 12,527.  The one added death report came on June 29 and was from DeSoto County, which is in a high-risk community level for COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC. 

As of June 26, DeSoto County had reported 52,935 total cases of coronavirus and 554 deaths. 

The report on cases is found on the Mississippi State Department of Health website.

Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob is also heard on 95.3 The Rebel twice a week with sports updates and high school football play-by-play broadcasts in the fall. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

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