Mississippi Gov. extends ‘safer at home’ order

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Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves on Friday said his statewide “safer at home” order had been extended to June 1 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mississippi’s health department figures show the number of coronavirus cases in the state has surpassed 13,000, with more than 1,600 in long-term care facilities.

The figures on the state health department show Mississippi has recorded at least 616 coronavirus-related deaths as of Friday night. The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 was 433.

That number has been as low as 406 and as high as 462 in the past week.

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