Published on August 19th, 2020 | by TLV News0
Mississippi COVID-19 Cases Rise to 74,555 and 2,163 Deaths
Today the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting 1,348 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 36 new deaths, which is almost double the cases reported yesterday. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 74,555, with 2,163 deaths.
Currently there are 929 Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection. There are currently 161 people hospitalized for suspected COVID-19.
72 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities with 10 deaths in long-term care, and there are now 180 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.