Coronavirus: Positive cases continue going higher across South. Here’s a state-by-state breakdown.

Published 11:35 am Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Here’s an update on the number of positive cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus as reported by state health departments across the South.

Here’s a breakdown, by state, from midday Tuesday:

Alabama: 36 positive cases, 0 deaths.
Arkansas: 22 positive cases, 0 deaths.
Florida: 173 positive cases, 6 deaths.
Georgia: 146 positive cases, 1 death.
Louisiana: 171 positive cases, 4 deaths.
Mississippi: 21 positive cases, no deaths.
Tennessee: 52 positives cases, no deaths.
Texas: 57 positive cases.

Everyone is warned to take the necessary precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay safe and healthy.

These precautions include:

  • Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and frequently
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with your arm
  • Avoiding touching your face
  • Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Avoiding close contact with others
  • And staying home if you are sick