First Mississippi Case of Covid-19 In Forest County.

Mississippi has its first case of the new coronavirus, the State Department of Health announced in a press release Wednesday evening.

The patient has tested positive for COVID-19, and the test will be sent to the Centers for Disease Control for confirmation.

The patient is a man from Forrest County who recently traveled to Florida. The man was not hospitalized, but self-quarantined at his home. Forrest County’s largest city is Hattiesburg.