by: Scott McCaulley
The Stone County Health Department on a Facebook Post updating the COVID-19 Cases in the county report five more people have died due to the virus.
The total number of COVID deaths in the county now stand at 17.
Other information released from the SCHD includes the total number of active cases which stands at 144, the highest number the county has had at one time with the total cases reported since the start of the Pandemic at 1169.
SCHD reminds residents that it’s very important to take appropriate precautions such as good hand hygiene, wearing a cloth face covering and social distancing.