Today the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting 272 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 27 new deaths. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 11,704 , with 554 deaths.
Currently there are 441 Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection.
45 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities, and there are now 98 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff).
More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against coronavirus and statewide testing locations, are online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19
The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is the best way to get your questions about COVID-19 answered. Call 877-978-6453 from 7 am to 11 pm seven days a week.