JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs released some of the recovery date for COVID-19 patients in Mississippi during a news conference on Wednesday. According to Dobbs, 3,400 people have recovered from the virus in the state.
Meanwhile, Governor Tate Reeves touted achievements that he said are surpassing other states. He also said assets are not enough, and the state is leaning on public and private partnerships.
“We’re continuing to look at the resources we have available, and we’re continuing to execute our plan. And we’re gonna continue to do that until someone with a higher power tells us we can’t do that anymore,” explained Reeves. “Because we are committed to get every single available resource to the people of Mississippi in as expedited of a way as possible and get it to them so that they can use it now. Not eight weeks from now. Not eight years from now, but as soon as humanly possible.”
U.S. Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith and Roger Wicker also attended the news conference. They touted the CARES Act, which is the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package that was singed by President Donald Trump.