Published on August 19th, 2020 | by TLV News


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

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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