Two cases confirmed for Clay as Supes implement curfew

In this March 25, 2020 photograph provided to media by the University of Mississippi Medical Center, test tubes containing samples from individuals potentially infected with COVID-19 sit in a heating rack at the facility in Jackson, Miss. The medical center developed their own testing process and has started in-house testing for COVID-19. (Jay Ferchaud/The University of Mississippi Medical Center, via AP)
Ryan Phillips
DTL Editor

Clay County has officially confirmed two cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday morning as the county enters uncharted territory after it implemented a curfew on Friday.

Oktibbeha County currently leads the regions with 14 confirmed cases, while Lowndes hit double digits on Saturday, reaching 10 cases.

On Friday, the Clay County Board of Supervisors also issued a curfew to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, which will prohibit all non-essential travel in the county from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. for the next 30 days, effective immediately.

Statewide on Saturday, the Mississippi State Department of Health confirmed 663 cases with 13 deaths.

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