Published on August 21st, 2020 | by TLV News


Mississippi COVID-19 Cases Rise to 76,323 and 2,214 Deaths

Today the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting 874 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 24 new deaths. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 76,323, with 2,214 deaths. 

Currently there are 841 Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection. There are currently 156 people hospitalized for suspected COVID-19.

48 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities with 8 deaths in long-term care, and there are now 174 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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