'In A Fight For Our Lives': Mississippi Issues New Mask Order Amid COVID-19 Spike

Gov. Tate Reeves imposes the order in 13 counties, including those that are home to some of the state's most populous cities. It comes on the same day the state saw more than 1,000 new cases.

7/11/2020 2:49:00 AM

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has ordered the mandatory use of face masks and limited nonessential gatherings in 13 counties, as COVID-19 cases surge in the state, causing record hospitalizations.

Gov. Tate Reeves imposes the order in 13 counties, including those that are home to some of the state's most populous cities. It comes on the same day the state saw more than 1,000 new cases.

1,031 new coronavirus cases and 11 new deaths from the disease on Friday, one day after the State Department of Health Officer, Dr. Thomas Dobbs, said intensive care units in five Mississippi hospitals were full because of the increase in cases.Gov. Tate Reeves, speaking on Friday, said Mississippians should"take this as an alarm."

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"Mississippi is in a fight for our lives," Reeves said."COVID-19 is an ever-present threat and we are in the middle of a spike."He said the face masks would be required while at public gatherings or in a"shopping environment."

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