Published on October 22nd, 2020 | by TLV News


Mississippi Department of Health Reports 958 New COVID-19 Cases and 8 Deaths

Today the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting 958 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 8 deaths. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 113,081, with 3,231 deaths. 

Currently there are 599 Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection. There are currently 157 people hospitalized in intensive care for confirmed COVID-19.

There are 126 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff). There are 42 new long-term care case and five new long-term care deaths.

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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