Today the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting 257 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 8 new deaths. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 19,348, with 889 deaths.
Currently there are 475 Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection.
1 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities, and there are now 87 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.