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Gov. Reeves reminds citizens to stay vigilant as state sees largest daily increase in COVID-19 cases

Reeves reflects on pandemic response, blames himself for labeling some businesses “nonessential”
Reeves reflects on pandemic response, blames himself for labeling some businesses “nonessential”(WLBT)
Updated: Jun. 8, 2020 at 2:27 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves discussed the latest efforts to contain COVID-19 in the state Monday afternoon.

Monday marked the highest daily total of new cases so far, with 498 new cases reported by Mississippi State Department of Health. More than 800 people in the state have died from the virus.

Reeves and State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs urged that Mississippi is not out of the woods in regards to COVID-19, as cases continue to rise in the state and in many places around the country.

Gov. Reeves stated that while the media may not be as focused on the coronavirus as much as they used to be, that does not mean the pandemic is over.

There are still over 4,000 active cases in the state and Gov. Reeves reminded Mississippians to remain vigilant and smart.

Reeves said the state will not be over the coronavirus until, “probably towards the end of the year."

“We have to get our economy back open,” Reeves said. “We know that, we understand that. But to do so in a safe responsible way, it is accumbent upon every Mississippians to adhere to those guidelines.”

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