13 counties now under new COVID-19 restrictions in Mississippi

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Governor Tate Reeves is encouraging all Mississippians to wear a face mask as coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continue to spike in the state.

The governor said it’s proven that masks work and will help slow the spread of the virus. Starting on Monday, 13 counties in the state were placed under additional social distancing measures.

Reeves said even if neighbors are not in one of the 13 counties, they should still wear a mask.

COVID-19 hospitalizations are also at an all-time high in the state, including the number of patients in intensive care and on ventilators.

The governor also addressed herd immunity:

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