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.