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A sign informs customers at Cafe 212 in Tupelo that the dining room is closed but they are still serving pickup and to-go orders until further notice.

There are now 21 presumptive positive cases of the new coronavirus in Mississippi, according to a Tuesday morning update from the state Health Department.

The newly identified positive cases are from Harrison, Hinds, Jackson and Leflore counties.

Nine Mississippi counties now have identified COVID-19 cases: Copiah, Forrest, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Jackson, Leflore, Monroe and Pearl River.

Hinds County has the most number of cases right now, at six. The state’s largest city and it’s capital, Jackson, is in Hinds County.

A total of 389 individuals have now been tested.

caleb.bedillion@journalinc.com

Twitter: @CalebBedillion

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