Ad Spot

COVID: 1 new death in Lincoln County Thursday

Lincoln County has one new death and 17 new positive cases of coronavirus reported Thursday.

The county now has 1,385 cases and 57 deaths, according to data from the Mississippi State Department of Health.

MSDH reported 958 new cases statewide and eight new deaths from the period of Sunday through Wednesday. There were 126 active outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 42 new LTC cases and five new LTC deaths.

As of 6 p.m. Wednesday, 599 patients were hospitalized across the state for confirmed COVID-19 infection, 157 of which were in intensive care units. Seventy-three were on ventilators.

 

MSDH tips

  • Keep groups sizes smalland avoid large gatherings, especially indoors. Many cases are now being spread through gatherings in homes without safety precautions.
  • Social distancing is still criticalto stop the spread of COVID-19. Keep plenty of distance between yourself and others.
  • Wearing a maskor face covering can sharply reduce the risk of passing COVID-19 on to others. Wearing a mask is strong recommended whenever you are in public places with others around you.
  • Most people spreading COVID-19 do not knowthey are infected.
  • Remind othersthat precautions remain essential, and set an example by your actions.

 

News

Good Morning Brookhaven! Mr. Freeze will make entrance next week — temps in 20s

News

Brookhaven asks citizens to follow mask mandate

Galleries

No place like home — Brookhaven woman grateful for BPD’s help

News

Good morning Brookhaven! Stormy morning before blue skies return for holiday

News

No one needs to miss a Thanksgiving meal this year

News

City, county garbage schedules won’t be affected by holiday

News

‘Empty the Shelters’ event returns to BARL in December

News

MHP travel enforcement period to begin at midnight

News

Efforts to convince Mississippians to take coronavirus seriously ‘going nowhere,’ state health officer says

News

Lincoln, Lawrence counties added to mask mandate

News

Good Morning Brookhaven! Enjoy sunny Thanksgiving before a weekend of heavy rain

Galleries

Police seek burglary suspects

News

Area offices and businesses announce holiday closings

News

Brookhaven schools to return to hybrid learning

News

After record 1-day numbers, Mississippi’s COVID count falls below 700

News

Good Morning Brookhaven! Cold front may bring storms, winds just before Thanksgiving

News

Coronavirus pressures Mississippi hospitals; no ICU beds in Natchez, Brookhaven, state reports

News

Mississippi shatters single-day coronavirus new case record

News

Fire at BBQ restaurant contained

News

Brookhaven man honored with Rotary award

News

COVID update — 1,638 new cases statewide

News

Good morning Brookhaven! Cold fronts coming just before Thanksgiving holiday

News

State shuts down Mississippi daycare after 8-week-old baby dies

News

Former Monticello deputy clerk arrested