Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves provided an update on COVID-19 including an update on the health of his family.
Reeves’ youngest daughter tested positive for the virus earlier this week and his two other daughters have possibly been exposed to the virus. The family is self-isolating at home.
“We are seeing more and more challenges within our health care system,” Reeves said, citing statistics of rapidly increasing hospitalizations throughout the state. Wednesday, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said that no intensive care beds were available in Jackson for any patients, not just COVID-19 patients.
At this time, 15 Mississippi counties are under mask mandates and other extended restrictions to slow the spread of the virus. Reeves said he had no intentions of following any national mandates from the White House on shut downs should such mandates come from the new administration.