Number of coronavirus cases in Mississippi portion of WAFB viewing area

Number of coronavirus cases in Mississippi portion of WAFB viewing area
Coronavirus cases in Mississippi counties in WAFB's viewing area (Source: Mississippi Department of Health)

WILKINSON COUNTY, Miss. (WAFB) - WAFB 9News is monitoring the number of COVID-19 cases in the two Mississippi counties in its viewing area as reported by the Mississippi Department of Health (MDH).

COVID-19 is commonly known as the coronavirus.

Wilkinson and Amite counties are in the immediate WAFB viewing area.

MDH reports 11 coronavirus cases and two deaths in Wilkinson County and four coronavirus cases and one death in Amite County as of Monday, March 30.

The Field Health System has set up a drive-thru screening center at its Centreville hospital.

A hospital spokesperson for says anyone can be screened, but only those symptomatic patients with documented fever will be tested for the coronavirus, while supplies last.

The Field Health System is located at 178 Hwy 24 Centreville, Miss. 39631. The drive-thru testing center will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Patients will need their health insurance information and a valid photo ID.

To access the screening area, please enter FHS from HWY24 and proceed to the covered area at the BACK of the hospital near the Emergency entrance. The staff will collect your information, while you remain in your car. Once your information is collected, if you meet the criteria, a provider may order a nasal swab without you ever leaving your vehicle. Your swab will be processed and sent to a reference lab.

The state of Mississippi has setup a coronavirus hotline. It is available every day, 24 hours a day. It’s your best resource to get questions answered quickly and accurately: 877-978-6453.

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