Published on August 21st, 2020 | by TLV News1
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 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.