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Published on May 8th, 2020 | by TLV News


Mississippi COVID-19 Cases Rise to 9,090 and 409 Deaths

Today Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 404 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 13 new deaths (including 3 from prior weeks identified through death certificate investigation).

Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 9,090, with 409 deaths.

54 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities, and there are now 113 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff).

MSDH has added a new chart to the collection of COVID-19 data reporting: deaths by day, with deaths in long-term care facility residents highlighted. This is the most critical measure of Mississippi’s COVID-19 activity.

Along with charts of hospitalizations be day and illnesses by day, it shows exactly how COVID-19 is affecting Mississippi over the course of time.

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.

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