Published on June 29th, 2020 | by TLV News


Mississippi COVID-19 Cases Rise to 26,567 and 1,059 Deaths

Today the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting 675 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 20* new deaths. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 26,567, with 1,059 deaths. 

* 18 of these deaths occurred between May 5 and June 22, and were identified from death certificate reports.

Currently there are 513 Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection. There are currently 206 people hospitalized for suspected COVID-19.

27 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).

Planning for July 4

July 4th events can be carried on safely if the right precautions are taken. While the size of gatherings should be limited, people who stay in their own vehicles don’t count against the limit on the number attending. It’s the ideal way to enjoy fireworks displays without worrying about spreading COVID-19. read more at,22154,341.html

What You Can Do

  • Social distancing is still critical to stop the spread of COVID-19. Keep plenty of distance between yourself and others.
  • Wearing a mask or face covering can sharply reduce the risk of passing COVID-19 on to others. Wearing a mask is strong recommended whenever you are in public places with others around you.
  • Most people spreading COVID-19 do not know they are infected.
  • Remind others that precautions remain essential, and set an example by your actions.

More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against coronavirus and statewide testing locations, are online at

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.

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