Published on October 22nd, 2020 | by Newt Rayburn


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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Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Art Director for Ole Miss' LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN. A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt is perhaps best known as the leader of the Mississippi RocknRoll band THE COOTERS, but he also has the Country & Southern Rock group, HAWGWASH. Newt is a Photographer, Writer, and Civil War Enthusiast.

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