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Mississippi COVID-19 Cases Rise to 71,755 and 2,080 Deaths


Today the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting 825 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 37 new deaths. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 71,755, with 2,080 deaths. 

Currently there are 963 Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection. There are currently 176 people hospitalized for suspected COVID-19.

63 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities with 21 deaths in long-term care, and there are now 179 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

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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