Published on February 17th, 2021 | by TLV News


New COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Continue to Decline in Mississippi

Today the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting 684 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 23 new deaths. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11, 2020 now stands at 289,398, with 6,524 deaths. 

Currently there are 559 Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection. There are currently 168 people hospitalized in intensive care for confirmed COVID-19. There are 88 intensive care beds available statewide.

There are 112 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff). There are 5 new long-term care cases and 0 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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