Published on December 31st, 2020 | by TLV News


New COVID-19 Cases in Mississippi Remain Extremely High on the Final Day of 2020

Today the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting 2,756 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 40 new deaths. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 215,811, with 4,787 deaths. 

Currently there are 1,387 Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection. There are currently 321 people hospitalized in intensive care for confirmed COVID-19. There are 89 intensive care beds available statewide.

There are 236 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff). There are 70 new long-term care cases and 15 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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