Published on August 27th, 2020 | by TLV News


Mississippi COVID-19 Cases Rise to 80,695 and 2,399 Deaths

Today the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting 585 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 26 new deaths. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 80,695, with 2,399 deaths. 

Currently there are 696 Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection. There are currently 229 people hospitalized in intensive care for confirmed COVID-19.

29 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 169 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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