The coronavirus started in Wuhan, China and thenĀ made it to the United States. Covid-19 comes from a zoonotic virus that is caused by illness to the respiratory system. Zoonotic means that these viruses can be transmitted from animals to humans. The common signs of Covid-19 are dry cough, fever, shortness of breath and having trouble breathing. If the symptoms are not treated it can possibly turn into pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure or death. There could be a chance of even more viruses other than Covid-19. In Mississippi, the number has jumped significantly over the past week.

The number of cases were 377 and five deaths. The number of cases has jumped to 937 cases and 20 deaths. The Mississippi State Department of Health has reported from March 11 March 30 that there have been 90 cases today and four deaths reported. It is the safest route to stay home and be safe in your home. The highest counties that have the most cases are Desoto which has 84 and Hinds, which has 90. There have been 68 percent cases that has been hospitalized. Also, there has been 58 percent females that have the virus than 42 percent males in Mississippi. There have been 4,454 Mississippians tested and 407 of them have been positive.

When getting tested or if you feel like you have symptoms. The main thing to do is to check your fever to see if it is 100.4 or higher and see if you have severe chest pain. Also, it is important to call before showing up to the closest community health center. Mississippi people please take precautions and stay inside within your home to avoid as much contact with Covid-19 as possible. This is a scripture to help encourage you all to stay grounded in God and pray that things will get better. (Psalm 46:1-2) God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea. Remember that God is our refuge in the midst of every terrifying moment.

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