March 24, 2020 10:17:56 AM
Mississippi State Department of Health reported 71 new cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in Mississippi Tuesday morning, bringing the state's total to 320.
None of the new cases were in Lowndes, Oktibbeha or Clay counties, though Noxubee County reported its first case of the virus.
Currently, Lowndes County has six confirmed cases, Oktibbeha County has five and Clay County has one.
Hinds (31), De Soto (29) and Harrison (24) counties have reported the most cases in the state. A Hancock County man died in a Louisiana hospital last week, marking Mississippi's first death from the disease to date.
Nationally, there have been 45,371 cases reported and 560 deaths.
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