Reeves: People "Losing Interest" In COVID Protections?


After the state posted its second-worst coronavirus numbers, Gov. Reeves suggested today that Mississippians may be "losing interest" in the precautions that are recommended to limit the spread of COVID-19. The State Health Department reported 489 new cases, which Reeves called "a large number by any measure". He said he realizes people are "tired" of the pandemic and are ready for it to be over. But he said "small efforts" to follow the guidelines can have a "big impact". Today's jump in new cases is exceeded only by the 498 cases the Health Department reported June 8.