Adams County reports seventh COVID-19 death

Published 5:02 pm Tuesday, April 21, 2020

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NATCHEZ – Another Adams County man died with COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon at Merit Health Natchez, local officials said.

Adams County Coroner James Lee said the patient was a 77-year-old black male who was pronounced dead just after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The patient’s identity has not been released to protect the privacy of the family, Lee said.

As of Tuesday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported 6 confirmed COVID-19 related deaths, not including the latest victim of the virus.

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The information will be forwarded to the Mississippi State Department of Health for verification before the MSDH adds the death to its statewide COVID-19 reports

“We are still in a pandemic in Natchez,” Lee said. “I pray for good health to all.”