More than 6,000 K-12 students under quarantine in Mississippi


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – According to State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs, more than 6,000 K-12 students have been quarantined due to the coronavirus. Dobbs said more than 300 students have tested positive recently.

The State Health Officer also said there’s been an increase in hospitalizations in the state.

On Tuesday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported 975 new coronavirus cases, along with 14 additional deaths.

Last week, Gov. Tate Reeves allowed the statewide mask mandate to expire.


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