DeSoto County continues to see high number of COVID-19 cases

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DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — Health leaders say each week DeSoto County has about 200 more cases than any other county in the state.

Since the start of the pandemic, DeSoto County has recorded nearly 9,000 cases and 91 deaths.

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DeSoto is one of the counties under the governor’s mask mandate. However, the Sheriff’s Department says it does not plan to enforce it.

“Let me just say this. We’re not holding back. If there are a lot of cases, then we will say it to protect the public. DeSoto has a huge number of cases,” said State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs

Governor Tate Reeves added seven more counties to the mask mandate Monday, including Tate. That now makes 22 total counties.

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