On Wednesday 136 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Mississippi with the total for Yazoo County remaining nine.
Missississippi now has 1,073 confirmed cases statewide with 22 deaths caused by COVID-19.
Hinds County has the highest number of confirmed cases with 109, while Desoto County has 94 and one death.
While it is to be expected that the most populated counties have the highest number of cases, numbers are growing in more rural counties as well.
Holmes County has 16 confirmed cases and two deaths from the virus.
Humphreys County only has four confirmed cases, but is already reporting one death.
The most effective ways to protect yourself from COVID-19 are to avoid crowds, wash or sanitize hands frequently, avoid touching your face, regularly disinfect frequently touch objects and surfaces and maintain a distance of at least six feet between individuals in public places.
Elderly people and those with pre-existing health problems are at the highest risk and should avoid all public gatherings if possible.