Winston, Webster and Choctaw
The Mississippi Department of Health reported at 10 a.m. on April 11 that 2642 COVID-19 positive persons in the state with 93 deaths. These cases were as of 6 p.m. April 10, 2020. Cases reported to the MSDH after 6 p.m. will be reported later.
Choctaw County has 10 cases with 1 death, Webster County has 14 cases and 1 death and Winston County has 18 cases with no deaths. 52 Long term health facilities have COVID-19 but NONE in Webster, Choctaw and Winston.
Symptoms and Testing
The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to the flu or a severe cold. If you think you have been exposed to the virus through contact with someone else who has been affected, you should call your health care provider immediately for medical advice.
Emergency warning signs and serious symptoms include:
• Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.
• Persistent pain or pressure in the chest.
• New confusion or inability to arouse.
• Bluish lips or face.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that this list is not all-inclusive and urges Americans to consult their medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
When Testing is Necessary
If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or you live in a community where there is ongoing spread of COVID-19 and develop symptoms of COVID-19, call your health care provider and tell them about your symptoms and your exposure. They will decide whether you need to be tested.
People who are mildly ill may be able to isolate and care for themselves at home. Your local medical professionals will be able to consider your case and deliver sound advice.
What If You’re Sick?
The CDC makes the following recommendations to those feeling sick or afflicted with a mild case of COVID-19:
Stay home. People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care.
Avoid public areas. Do not go to work, school or public areas.
Avoid public transportation. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing or taxis.
Contacting your Doctors
People at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 should contact their health care provider early, even if their illness is mild. This can help doctors make more informed decisions, like whether or not you should be hospitalized or if you should be tested for the virus.
The CDC reports that older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19.
If you are very sick, get medical attention immediately. If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get medical attention immediately.
Lisa joined DARO Management Services in July of 2018 and specializes in the oversight of asset managed and company owned residential and commercial properties. Current responsibilities include the overall supervision for a portfolio consisting of over 1,000 units. Lisa oversees all staff development, training, personnel management, leasing, rent collection, monthly and quarterly financial variance/statement reports, annual budgets and project management for building repairs and capital improvement projects.
Prior to joining DARO, Lisa was with The Donaldson Group for 4 years and 11 years with Polinger Shannon & Luchs as a Regional Portfolio Manager throughout Maryland and Washington, DC. During that time, Lisa was responsible for all oversight and operations of a mixed-use residential, commercial and retail portfolio located throughout Maryland and Washington, DC.
Lisa is a certified and licensed DC Property Manager and DC Inclusionary Zoning and Affordable Dwelling Unit Program Manager (IZ/ADU), Community Apartment Manager (CAM) and is an active member of the Apartment & Office Building Association (AOBA), The Property Management Association (PMA) and The Maryland Multi-Housing Association (MMHA).