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Published on May 6th, 2020 | by TLV News


Mississippi COVID-19 Cases Rise to 8,424 and 374 Deaths

Today Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 217 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 32 new deaths (including 5 from prior weeks identified through death certificate investigation).

Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 8,424, with 374 deaths. The number of Mississippians currently hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection has fallen to 427.

43 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities, and there are now 117 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff).

Total individuals tested for COVID-19 in Mississippi has now crossed the 80,000 mark, with almost 20,000 of those coming in the past week. Look for testing providers and free testing near you at http://HealthyMS.com/covid19test

More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against coronavirus, 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.

The latest state map shows Mississippi’s case total as reported at 6 pm last night.

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